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January 23, 1992 

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Dental Students Drilled During Competition 

By Maryellen McCIung 

The competition was fierce but frien- 
dly at the 1992 Table Clinics, hosted by 
PBCC Dental Hygiene department. 

Congratulations to Wendy Kaminow, 
Connie Sartori and Tracy Scott for their 
winning presentation "Risk Manage- 
ment for the Dental Professions." They 
received a $ 1 25.00 scholarship sponsored 
by John 0. Butler Company and each 
won a Rotadent rotary toothbrush spon- 
sored by Prodentec Supply. 

Compliments also go to the second 
place winners Bethany Luccnte, Ellen 
Pimental and ILene McLean for their 
clinic (display) on "Oral Manifestations 
on AIDS." 

Twenty six second year students spent 
the Christmas holidays working, resear- 
ching, developing and creating their 
presentations. The work was then dis- 
played on tables using various media to 
convey the teams' most important find- 

Senior instructor and President of 
Atlantic Coast District Dental Hygiene 
Society, Nancy Zinser, explained that 
over 1,000 dentists were invited to the 
event. "We want the professional com- 

munity to see how qualified and capable 
our students are, this gives both sides the 
opportunity to interact on a professional 
level," she added 

In their canine dentistry presentation, 
Lisa Beach and Erica Beresh used the 
real thing Beach brought her pet Ally, a 
King Charles spaniel to participate in 
then clinic 

Topics of the displays included peri- 
odtonal effects of implants, oithodon- 
tics, risk management for dental profes- 
sions, oral cancer lelated to smokeless 
tobacco use to medical waste, and oral 
manifestations of aids, to name a few. 

Judges include local Dental Hygiene 
Society officers, dental society members 
as well as local dental supply representa- 
tives. The clinics were evaluated on 
professionalism, apperance, presenta- 
tion, content and display 

Precision South Dental Inc and De- 
rma Sheild each had pioduct displays at 
the event, marking its significance to the 
professional community. Prodentec 
Supply provided complentary refresh- 
ments for the events 


Watson B. Duncan III 


The PBCC Foundation and Alumni Association will present the 
Watson B. Duncan III Continue the Memory Gala on Sunday 
February, 16th at 8:00 pm. The evening entertainment will feature a 
Shakespearean presentation by award-winning actor Monte Mark- 
ham and the comedic genius of actor Charles Nelson Reilly. Good 
Night, Sweet Prince: A Tribute to Watson B. Duncan III, featuring 
Burt Reynolds will also premier at the gala. 

For ticket prices and more information, call the Duncan Theatre 
box office 439-8141. 




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Children's Theatre returns for its 5th season at the DunoaJi-iJieaxxe- with its new 
name - Weekend Specials for Children 

January 25, Saturday at 2 00 p m audiences can experience the fantasy and 
the illusion of Imago - Mask Theatre. Tickets are $6.00. 

The fun continues on March 22, at 11:00 i in aud 1 30 p.m when the 
Unicorn Theatre presnts "Robin Hood " Tickets are $5.00 
DAVID CALE Preforms "Deep In A Dream of You" 

February 1 at 8'00 p m. will premier this collection of twelve thematically 
connected monologues told from different men and women's point of view 
Tickets prices are $25, $20 and $15 and may be purchased at the box office, or 
call 439-8141 

Greetings From Student Government 


Student Government President 

SGA wishes everyone a happy new 
year! We hope everyone had a safe 
holiday. Student Government plans to 
start the new year in high gear This 
attitude is reflected in the activities 
scheduled for the upcoming month. 
SGA welcomes all the clubs and teams to 
participate in our activities, and fill us in 
on your own projects. SGA knows that 
cooperation and communication is key 
for joint club efforts, this is why 

Inter Club Council (ICC) was created 

We invite you to send a representative 
to our next meeting Watch for Campus 
Combings in the Beachcomber for noti- 
ces of the next meetings 

It is our effort to share the ideas and 
concerns of the stu den t body Your coop- 
eration in the new year will be greatly 
appreciated The ICC meetings for 1992 
are: February 10th and 24th, March 16th 
and 30th, all at 2 00pm, location to be 

Drama Festival Features One Act Plays 

This year The PBCC College Players 
and the Division of Fine Arts will 
present Drama Fest 92'. Four one act 
plays written and produced by theatre 
students will be performed beginning 
February 7th At the Watson B Duncan 
Theatre. The plays include: 

"Outside of Darkest Africa" written 
by William Bell features. Ray Neubert, 
John F.X. Warburton, and Natalie Sulli- 
van. Directed by Cournay Montgomery 
and Sandy Smith. 

"Lover's Leap" by Ariane Csonka 
includes cast-members: Shel Shanak, 
Rachel Hurley and Jim Wilkeson. Di- 
rected by: Gabriella Terwiller and Jendi 

"Next Stop Bellevue" by Steve Kal- 
lenberg features actors: Frank Alo, 
Chuck Connery, KeJlyAnn Griffin, 
Mark Barremeda, Chris D'Agostino, 

Dawn Flynn, Mark Bullock and Margo 

"Son Showers" by Ray Neubert fea- 
tures: Tillie arker, Darrell Neubert and 
PaulaSackett. Directed by Michael Mor- 

The student written one act plays are a 
departure from the former Drama Fest of 
previous years as the high school compe- 
tition has been eliminated. 

The Drama Festival is produced by Phi 
Pho Pi the drama club of PBCC Assist- 
ing in the production are Frank Leahy, 
Art Musto and Norm Miller 

Performances are Friday February 7 at 
8 00 pm, Saturday February 8 at 8:00 
pm, and Sunday February 9 at 2 00 pm. 
in the Duncan Theatre. For ticket infor- 
mation, contact the Duncan Theatre box 
office at 439-8141. 

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Page 2 - BEACHCOMBER January 23, 1992 



Former Presidential Candidate Michael Dukakis (left) addresses Health Care 
Forum. Forum attendee waits his turn to be heard. 

Health Care Issues Unhealthy 
Subject At PBCC Town Meeting 

By M. Cantera 

Hundreds of citizens overflowed a 
standing room only Allied Health lec- 
ture hall, during a town meeting hosted 
by Representative Harry Johnson of 
West Palm Beach Monday, Janurary 13. 

The town meeting was one of 250 such 
meetings held this week across the 

auntry to discuss America' s health care 

Students, senior citizens, business and 
health care professionals, employees and 
employers spoke out about the status of 
the nation's health care system. 

Meeting attendees got their chance to 
voice their complaints, on issues such as 
skyrocketing doctor bills and employers 
who cancel employee health plans to 
angry comments on crooked government 

One PBCC student, Jeremy McClung, 
told Johnston, "I'm afraid of what is 
going to happen with insurance. Some- 
thing has to be done. It's getting out of 

Johnston has introduced a health care 
reform bill which he calls the Communi- 
ty Health Care Act of 1991 It calls for 
local controls of health care with sliding 
feesaccording to locality and pay scale. 

Meeting panel member Susan Glaser, 
local director of the grass roots organiza- 
tion, National Council of Senior Citi- 
zens said, "We have to make national 
health care a primary issue, not from the 
cradle to the grave, but from the womb to 
the tomb." 

"We have to make national health 
care a primary issue, not from the 
cradle to the grave, but from the womb 
to the tomb." 

She was referring to pre-natal care, 
indicating that health care should begin 
before birth. According to Glaser, if 
national priorities are re-defined the 
funding will come. 

Former Governor Michael Dukakis 
promoted the Hawaiian Plan, a Blue 
Cross Blue Shield program providing 
free coverage to ail its citizens. 

He compared the plan's $1,300 a year 
coverage for a single person to Florida's 
$19,00 a year family plan. 

The plan also prevents an insurerfrom 
denying coverage for pre-exsiting condi- 
tions. Citizens saw this asmajor benefit. 

Other panel members included former 
Massachusetts governor Michael Du- 
kakis, Donald Chester, vice president of 
St. Mary's Hospital, Ken Cheney, assiat- 
ant director of Palm Beach County 
Social Security and Medicare officer,Dr. 
James Howell, administrator for Florida 
Department of Health and Rehabilita- 
tive Services, Dr Frank Kucers, presi- 
dent of Palm Beach County Medical 
Society, Doris Ausbrook, director of 
Palm Beach County Health District. 

Johnston ended the meeting by asking 
each citizen to write to President Bush. 
"Tell him that you demand national 
health care reform be his highest priori- 


Academic Typing 






For information or price list call 
Shelly at (407) 641-1929. 


Football Player, Girlfriend Murdered in 
Off-Campus Apartment 

FRESNO, Calif. (CVS) - Police are searching for two juveniles for 
questioning in the murders of a Fresno State University football 
player and his girlfriend at an off-campus apartment Jan. 3. 

Police found Melvin Johnson, 21, an offensive lineman for 
Fresno State, shot to death inside the apartment. His girlfriend, 
19-year-old Lisa Kelly, was found dead outside. 

"It was a domestic dispute. Basically what happened was there 
were two men fighting over the same girl," said Sgt. Robin Heizen- 

The details of the incident are still sketchy, but police believe 
one of two juveniles shot Johnson in the chest, then shot Kelly in 
the head after she fled. The woman was a student at Fresno, accord- 
ing to enrollment records. 

Johnson was a starter on the football team, which ended this 
season 10-2. He was a first-team All-Big West Conference selec- 
tion and had been sceduled to play in the Hula Bowl in Honolulu 
on Jan. 11. 

Campus Combings 


The PBCC Foundation and Alumni Association will present the 
Watson B. Duncan III Continue the Memory Gala on Sunday 
Feduary at 8:00 pm. The evening entertainment will feature a 
Shakespearean presentation by award-winning actor Monte Mark- 
ham and the comedic genius of actor Charles Nelson Reilly. Good 
Night, Sweet Prince: A Tribute to Watson B. Duncan III, featuring 
Burt Reynolds will also premier at the gala. 

For ticket prices and more information, call the Duncan Theatre 
box office 439-8141. 


PBCC and Duncan Theatre is proud to present Thomas Tsaggaris 
and I Classici, a chamber music ensemble on January 22 at 3 p.m. 

I Classici was created by Tsaggaris and Marlene Wood- 
ward-Cooper in the 1970's and it continues to be one of Palm 
Beach County's finest chamber ensembles. 

Special guest, ten year old violinest and pianist Moore, Shelley 
Langly and Stephone Firdman in a program of Beethoven, Chopin, 
Bach, Corelli and Mozart. 

Intramural Bowling 

Come Join the Fim! 

Sponsored by Palm Beach Community College Intramurals. 

January 23, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 3 


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October 28, Hamid Faquir, PBCC 
Athletic Director, was informed by the 
Florida Community College Activities 
Association (FCCAA) that the Men's 
Tennis title was revoked. It was found 
that a student who was scheduled to join 
the team last fall in fact did not. The 
student received housing assistance 
from PBCC stuudent activities funds 
and was found later to be ineligible for 

the tennis team. This was a violation of 
FCCAA policy. 

Charles Dassance, President of the 
FCCAA, reversed his decision after 
PBCC requested an appeal. 

PBCCcounted on a player and circum- 
stances prevented the student from being 
eligible for play. According to Farquir it 
was an honest mistake. 

South Campus Combings 

FINANCIAL AID - Student's 

Students who have financial aid forms to return to the financial aid office, please 
hand the completed forms directly to Financial Aid Officer, Joyce Dowling (South 
Campus). Do not leave the forms with anyone else. Your financial aid forms are your 
responsibility, it is up to you to return them on time and to the right person 


1987 saw the beginning of expansion for the south campus Dr.Harns McGirt, 
dean of students, presented the educational specs for this campus. 

By the summer of 1990 things were underway, construction had started. According 
to Dr. McGirt, the construction should be completed by mid-February. 

The first floor will contain the admissions office as well as the registrar, cashier, 
bursar, counseling, students activities and organizations, meetings rooms for 
students, advisers office and the cafeteria. The second and fifth floors are mechanical 
floors. The third floor is for academics, i.e., division of chairs, CPI and computer 

The fourth floor is for the office of president, provost, administration, dean of 
instructors and dean of students, as well as office of lifelong learning 


Students calling for appointments with any of the counselors, please make sure 
you write down the date, time and name of the counselor It is up to \ou to give the 
clerk the correct information for your appointment. 


Garden of Eden (South). The south campus now includes an educational garde. 
The garden was assembled with funds received from a mini-grant awarded to 
Offiong Mkpong, Ph.D., assistant professor of science, and Patricia Miller- 
Schaivitz, M.A. senior instructor of anthropology 

The garden will serve as an outdoor laboratory for both natural and social science 
classes. The garden may be seen as a bridge between the natural and cultural worlds, 
stressing harmony rather than humankind's control over the natural environment 



^American Heart Association 

Trns space provided as a public service 

Presented by the Palm Beach Community College 
Foundation and Alumni Association 

The Watson B. Duncan III 
Continue the Memory 


Sunday', February 16, 1992 at l 
Watson B. Duncan m Theatre 
Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth 

Special scheduled guest performances by award-winning actors 
Monte Markham and 
Charles Nelson Reilly 

Premiere of the film documentary 
Good Night, Sweet Prince: 
A Tribute To Watson B. Duncan III 
featuring Burt Reynolds 

Ticket Prices * 

Globe Theatre/$125 per ticket; includes center circle seating 

and imitation to the post-event reception at the Palm Beach 

Community College Museum of Art. 

Stratford Players/$75 per ticket; orchestra seating. 

Swans/$50 per ticket; rear orchestra and balcony seating. 

Groundlings/$2S per ticket; rear balcony seating. 

AH full-time PBCC students villi receive 50 percent discount 

on any seat purchased. 

Monte Markham 

For ticket reservations and further 
information, contact The Watson B. 
Duncan III Theatre box office at 

To order Watson B. Duncan III Continue 
the Memory Gala tickets by mail, fill in 
the coupon below and send with a 
check, made payable to the PBCC 
Foundation, to: Duncan Theatre, 
P.O. Box 1203, Lake Worth, FL 33460. 

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» All proceeds will benefit the Watson B. Duncan III Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Students Take 
Center Court 

If your sports fantasy is to play 
on the same court where Micheal 
Jordan and Magic Johnson excite 
fans with slam dunks and no-look 
passes, get ready because the 
Schick Super Hoops 3-on-3 Bas- 
ketball Tournament is back 

Although you won't get to play 
against these NBA greats, you may 
get to take the same court, because 
between January and April, 18 
NBA club arenas will host Schick 
Super Hoops Regional Champion- 
ship games. 


Now in its ninth >ear, Schick 
Super Hoops provides a fun on- 
campus e\ent and a competitive 
off-campus tournament for more 
than 200,000 students at 800 col- 
leges and universities nationwide 
The grand prize offers 72 male and 
female teams the once in a lifetime 
chance to play for the regional 
championship at an NBA 3ren3. as 
part of an official NBA game 
Other prizes include free NBA 
game tickets, t-shirts. tank tops, 
athletic shoes, and Schick Slim 
Twin Disposable Razors. 

The program consists of three 
rounds. First, all participating 
schools conduct an on-campus 3- 
on-3 basketball tournament Then. 
each of the w inning campus team* 
complete at one of the 22 Regional 
Festivals against teams from other 
schools. From there, the top two 
male and two best female teams in 
each region play for the regional 
championship at their nearbv NBA 

This year Schick Super Hoops 
area tournev will be played at 
PBCC South Campus. For infor- 
mation contact Freddie Bennet at 


Page 4 BEACHCOMBER January 23, 1992 



January 23, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 5 

Victims Warn Others To: 

By Maryellen McCIung 

Have a Safe New Year! Greetings such 
as this are usually taken lightly, but for 
those who have been victims, the word 
SAFE has a whole new perspective, 

Pam Brousseau of Alliance Against 
Crime makes her living teaching people 
about personal safety and how to lead, 
defensive lives. Brousseau was personal- 
ly attacked three years ago. while on the 
lecture circut, Brousseau vividly descri- 
bes alternative and preventive measures 
in personal and residential protection. 

Here are several excerpts from her 

Large or small, well lighted or dark, 
parking lots are havens for muggers and 
thieves. Don't be caught off guard. 
Always know where your car is and use 
the exit nearest to where the vehicle is 
parked. Try to avoid wandering around 
the parking lot and keep these tips in 

• While approaching the vehicle and 
from far enough away, check underneath 
to be sure no one is hiding under your 
vehicle. If someone is there, do not 
approach the car, find a phone and call 
the police. 

• Have >o r car keys ready as you 
approach the car. Do not fumble with 
parcels or purses while at the vehicle 
because it gives someone time to take 
your belongings and/or attack you. 

• Hold your key ring in a closed hand 
with the car or house key or both, 
sticking up between middle and third 

finger, weapon-like. 

• If a van is parked on the driver side 
of your car, enter your vehicle from the 
passenger side. Do not walk between the 
car and the van. 

• If damage to the car is noticeable do 
not get in, call the police. 

• For two door models, make a habit 
of leaving the front seat forward. 

• Always check the back seat before 
entering the vehicle. 


When an unfamiliar person asks to 
enter the home, ask for identification. 
Even if the company name is a familiar 
one, look up the number in the telephone 
book and call that number. Never call the 
number on the identification card. 
Verify the person's employment and 

If alone at the time a service or repair 
person comes to the home, mention (in a 
whisper) that a brother or husband is 
sleeping in a neaiby room and ask that 
noise be kept to a minimum. 

Securing the home with proper light- 
ing and security is a good idea. These 
prevenative measures can also help: 

• Install sensor lights around the 
house that detect motion. 

• Security systems are recommend- 
ed. Hook up to the company's monitor- 
ing room or to 911. But if it's not 
affordable, put a security system sticker 
on windows and doois. 

Continued On Page 5 

Campus Combings 


The PBCC Foundation and Alumni Association will present the 
Watson B. Duncan III Continue the Memory Gala on Sunday 
Feduary at 8:00 pm. The evening entertainment will feature a 
Shakespearean presentation by award-winning actor Monte Mark- 
ham and the comedic genius of actor Charles Nelson Reilly. Good 
Night, Sweet Prince: A Tribute to Watson B. Duncan III, featuring 
Burt Reynolds will also premier at the gala. 

For ticket prices and more information, call the Duncan Theatre 
box office 439-8141. 


PBCC and Duncan Theatre is proud to present Thomas Tsaggaris 
and I Classici, a chamber music ensemble on January 22 at 3 p.m. 

I Classici was created by Tsaggaris and Marlene Wood- 
ward-Cooper in the 1970's and it continues to be one of Palm 
Beach County's finest chamber ensembles. 

Special guest, ten year old violinest and pianist Moore, Shelley 
Langly and Stephone Firdman in a program of Beethoven, Chopin, 
Bach, Corelli and Mozart. 


Children's Theatre returns for its 5th season at the Duncan 
theatre with its new name - Weekend Specials for Children. 

January 25, Saturday at 2:00 p.m. audiences can experience the 
fantasy and the illusion of Imago - Mask Theatre. Tickets are $6.00. 

The fun continues on March 22, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 
when the Unicorn Theatre presnts "Robin Hood." Tickets are $5.00 
DAVID CALE Preforms "Deep In A Dream of You " 

February 1 at 8:00 p.m. will premier this collection of twelve 
thematically connected monologues told from different men and 
women's point of view. Tickets prices are $25, $20 and $15 and 
may be purchased at the box office, or call 439-8141. 

Dukakis Heads South For Teaching Assignment 

BOCA RATON, Fla. (PS) - Former Democratic president candidate 
Michael Dukakis will teach an undergraduate class "Public Policy 
Analysis" at Florida Atlantic University this winter. 

A private donation from a Delray Beach, Fla., couple will pay 
$4,000 for living expenses, housing and a car for Dukakis and his 
wife, Kitty. 

In addition to teaching, Dukakis will spend time discussing na- 
tional health-care issues as a guest lecturer. 

While Dukakis teaches, his wife will serve an intership as an al- 
cohol and drug counselor. Kitty Dukakis is studying for certifica- 
tion as a counselor at the University of Massachusettes. 

Female Reporter Ejected From Locker Room 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (CPS) - Hot-tempered Coach Bobby 
Knight made news again in December when he barred a female 
reporter from the men's basketball locker room. Indiana University 
officials said he was following school policy. 

The incident occurred after Indiana played Notre Dame and 
Associated Press reporter Beth Harris tried to go into the dressing 
room for an interview. Harris said she' interviewed players there 

But, according to the sports information office, the school policy 
does not permit reporters of the opposit sex in football and men's 
and women's basketball locker rooms. The policy stipulates that 
players will be made available for interview outside the lockcr 
room when requested. 

The NCAA encourages equal access to university locker rooms, 
but it leaves the final decision up to individual schools. 

Wiretapping Soits Settled 
In North Carolina 

By Matt Jones 

Carolina University has settled two law- 
suits for $10.00 each and may deal with 
at least 15 more after a wiretapping 
scandal involving more than a dozen 

Now, some believe that the wiretap- 
ping discovered last fall in the school's 
Public Safety and Human Resources 
department was not an isolated incident. 

A private attorney is investigating 
allegations of illegal wiretaps across 
campus that are unrelated to the 1990 
wiretap case involving the former chief 
of Public Safety. 

The initial lawsuit, filed by former 
chief of Public Safety, John Rose, 
claimed that several administrators ille- 
gally recorded his telephone conversa- 
tions with Brooks Mills, a now-former 
telecommunications employee, without 

According to the North Carolina State 
Auditor's report on the incident, Ted 
Roberson, former director of telecom- 
munications, said he tapped conversa- 
tions on Mill's phone line because he 
suspected Mills had dealings with illegal 
drugs. Those allegations were never 

This October, the university stepped in 
to settle the lawsuit, filed by Rose against 
Roberson and Mills, to save time and 
money because, according to university 
attorney Ben Irons, the unversity found 
that "no employee of the unversity acted 
with actual knowledge that he or she was 
violating the law." 

The university paid Rose's settlement 
and the settlement of another employee, 
Lois Braxton, on the same charge of an 
illegal wiretap, out of a special university 
account that specifically handles legal 

According to copies of the transcripts 
of the orginial wiretap, at least 15 addi- 
tional people are entitled to settlements. 
Under federal law, a party whose oral 
communication is intercepted over a 
phone line without cinsent is entitled to 
$10,000 punitive damages. 

An additional lawsuit has resulted 
from the wiretap. Capt. Stanley Kittrell 
of the public safety department, the man 
who discovered the transcripts of the 
wiretap and reported the information to 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
claims he was punished by superiors for 
reporting the crime. 

According to confidential imforma- 
tion sent to the East Carolinian, 
trell's office was moved from the Public 
Safety Building to a rarely used campus 
building shortly after he contacted the 
FBI in November 1990. Prior to the 
incident, Kittrell was in charge of 42 
staff members, but his staff was reduced 
to zero after internal reorganizations in 
November last year. Also, before the 
incident, Kittrell was a plainclothes 
officer, but now he is required to wear a 

Kitrell also alleges that the current ! 
Public Safety Director,- James Dep uy j 
broke into his office and "ransacked and 
searched" it. 

The lawsuit, filed against the director 
of Public Safety, the assistant director of 

public safety, the chancellor and the vice- 
chancellor of Business Affairs, has yet to 
be settled. 

Although the State Auditor's off j ce 
never discovered who ordered the initial 
wiretap, five administrators had explicit 
knowledge of the wiretapping, accord- 
ing to the auditor's report. 



Letter To Editor 

To The Editor: 

Each day, while you are in school, the 
voices of unborn children will cry out, 
saying, 'STOP THE KILLING!' 

Your December 13 article on the 
extermination of unwanted cats and dogs 
was well-written, and a point well taken. 
However, far more horrendous to me are 
the exterminations of thousands of un- 
born children each year in this country 
alone.. .and over a million each year 
nation-wide. Do you realize that it is 
illegal to kill the unborn of many species, 
including sea turtles and bald eagles, but 
not those of our own species? Doesn't 
anyone see a contradiction here? 

An examination of the methods of 
abortion would reveal that they are less 
humane even than the euthanasia prac- 

ticed by Animal Control. Early term 
abortions are performed by dissecting 
the developing baby in the womb and 
vacuuming out the pieces; later term 
pregnancies are terminated by injecting 
a lethal concentration of saline (salt 
water) into the amniotic fluid, which is 
swallowed by the baby until it dies and is 
expelled. These facts are not pleasant, 
but they are the facts. 

I ask those who support abortion to 
define a difference between a society 
which kills its unwanted children, and 
one which would kill other 'unwanted' 
members of its population, as was done 
during WWII. I can't come up with one. 
It should be remembered that pro-choice 
is no-choice for afetus. 

Karl M. Pleng 
South Campus Student 


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Staff Writers: Chad Cooper, Scott Houchins, Jason Wilkeson, 
Kelly Rancourt, Veronica Chapin. 

Opinions expressed In the Beachcomber are those of the editors or writers and are 

not necessarily those of Palm Beach Community College. 

Letters are subject to edlUng and are published at the editor's dlcreUon. 

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Health Care - Inhumane 
and Inefficent 

"It is the most valuable possession we have. It is with us eveiy moment of our lives. We 
enact laws to protect it. We cannot buy it. We cannot see it. But we can inherit it and pas it 
on. We spend billions to keep it, billions to improve it, and billions to find it when it is lost. 
It is valued and accepted. It is ignored and abused. As a science, it is glamorized; asaart, 
it is criticized; as a issue it is politicized. It affects the private purse of the entire nation 
Some enrich themselves from it. Some are impoverished by it. It is the coie of our soul, 
our essence, our well-being ... it is our health, " 

Jordan Braverman, "Crisis in Health Care", 1978. 

Commentary by Veronica Chapin 

The U.S. health care non-system is 
inhumane and inefficient, leaving mil- 
lions of Americans uninsured and mil- 
lions more without adequate coverage. 

There are currently 38 million Ameri- 
cans do that so not have any form of health 
insurance coverage and 36 percent of them 
are children. Only one in 30 senior citizens 
have insurance that covers long-term ill- 
nesses such as cancer, stroke, and Alz- 
heimers disease. 

One-third of pre-schoolers, three- 
fourths in some cities, have not had routine 
childhood vaccinations, according to the 
book: The Health Care Crisis, by Vincente 
Navarro. More American children died 
because of poverty, hunger, and malnutri- 
tion from 1980 to 1985, than the total 
number of American battle deaths in the 
Vietnam War. 

It is hard to believe that a nation as 
powerful as the United States could de- 
prive its citizens of such basic needs! 
Health is a right that should not be 
bargained for. A nation which leaves 
millions unprotected from illness is clear- 
ly depriving them of their constitutional 


Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happi- 
ness? What type of life does a child have 
when he or she dies from a disease that 
could have been prevented by a vaccina- 

America ranks 13th in life expectancy 
and 22nd in preventing child mortality. 
These statistic compare to those of many 
statisticsthird world countries. 

In 1989, Americans spent more than 
$600 billion on health care, this is 50 
percent more than was devoted to educa- 

A lot of profit and obscenely high 
salaries are being made from sick people. 
The greedy are indeed exploiting the 
needy. The time is now for Americans to 
fight back, and demand that a national 
health care system be established. 

With the 1992 elections around the 
corner, it is crucial that American's vote 
for politicians that are ready to make 

If you are lucky enough to have insur- 
ance now, there is no guarantee that you 
will be able to keep it. 


Continued From Page 4 

• Use dead bolt locks. 

• Install 180 degree peep hole on 


Of course, knowing self-defense tech- 
niques is always the best way to defend 
yourself in case of attack. But if you 
should find yourself in the unfortunate 
circumstance of being under attack the 
following tips will come in handy. 

Criminals, muggers, rapists, robbers 
and the other villains in society know 
who to attack based on 'looking vie' 
This means their prey look like victims 
either because of the way they walk, 
carry themselves, or carry their purses or 
parcels. When you have control of your- 
self and of a situation it is obvious to a 
criminal. Avoid 'lookinhvic' at all costs, 
• here's how: 

• When walking, stand tall and hold 
your head up. 

• Walk like you are in control. 

• Look at oncoming pedestrians, 
don't turn away. Be sure they see you 
look at them. 

• Use the middle of the sidewalk as 
though you own it, and make people go 
around you as they pass. 

• Don't huddle on one side of the 

• When in a crowd for extended 
periods, frequently take stock of those 
around you. Notice people's actions and 
what they're wearing. 

• Women should strap their purse 

their shoulders or carry belt bags. 

• When using public restrooms, 
check that the stalls are empty by open- 
ing the doors and looking inside. If a 
door is locked and you don't see feet, do 
not use the restroom. If possible, do not 
go in alone. 

• While driving, keep purse and 
parcels either in the trunk or on driver 
side floor. 


Women under attack should have one 
geal: to maim or kill the attacker. In such 
a life threatening situation, there is much 
more than valuables at stake. Every 
human aspect of the person is endan- 
gered - physical, emotional, moral, ver- 
bal, and spiritual. This should not be 
taken lightly. Unfortunately, saying you 
have AIDS might not stop the attacker. 
Here are a few proven (but gross) exam- 
ples of how to turn off your attacker. 

• Utter loud, gruff sounds; bark, howl 
or snort. 

• Make unattractive faces at your 

• Claw at the ground, dirt or sand and 
smear it on yourself. 

• Scream 'Fire' to attract attention, 
not 'Rape' or 'Help.' 

As the old cliche reminds us, 'It's 
better to be safe than sorry.' Follow your 
feelings and instincts. If it feels like 
trouble it probably is, and always use the 
buddy system. Being aware of criminal 
tactics is a sure fire way to prevent 
becoming a victim. Remember these 
safety tips and pass them along to a 

Stop Smoking. 

American Heart 

Page 6 , BEACHCOMBER January 23, 1992 


January 23, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 7 


YIKESH It's The Ackermonster!! 


Attending the tenth annual "Tropi- 
con" convention in Fort Lauderdale was 
exciting to me for a really good reason: I 
had the extreme pleasure of talking with 
the man who is responsible for keeping 
the memory of the classic movie mon- 
sters — and the actors who portrayed 
them — alive in the minds of millions of 
youths across the country for several 
generations. I'm talking about Mr. For- 
rest J. Ackerman, co-creator, editor, and 
all around guiding light of the first real 
monster magazine "Famous Monsters 
of Filmland." 

The Ackermonster — as this icon of 
fantastic cinema is affectionately known 
— was amiable and more than willingto 
do an interview for the Beachcomber. 
(Trust me, folks, this is an extreme 

Born in 1916, Mr. Ackerman has 
always been a fan of the movies. He 
recalled, with a smile, how his love for 
the cinema developed. 

"I've been going to the movies since I 
was five and a half years old. My 
maternal grandparents would take me to 
something like seven films a day, and 
always the ones I wanted to see. I usually * 
chose the movies that dealt with sci-fi, 
horror, or any other form of 'Fantastic 

From that grew an interest in the 
movies that would stay with the Acker- 
monster for life, reeaching its peak in 
1958, when the first issue of "Famous 
Monsters" was published. The inspira- 
tion for the magazine came to Mr. 
Ackerman when, upon visiting Paris, 
France, he stumbled upon a film maga- 
zine that had "The Werewolf Of Lon- 
don" highlighted on its cover. 

When he returned to the states, the 
Acker-man contacted magazine pub- 
lisher James Warren, who was involved 
with "After Hours," which Forry de- 
scribes as 'a poor man's 'Playboy.'" He 
explained to Warren his idea for a maga- 
zine entitled "Wonderama," which 

would provide a serious, in-depth look at 
fantatic cinema. 

Warren was initially skeptical — he 
saw no purpose in publishing a magazine 
that no one would buy — and as a result ' 
nothing came of their meeting. 

Then, luckily for Forrest J. Ackerman, 
"Life" magazine published an article 
about the latest craze, teenage monster 
movies. Soon after, he was talking to 
Warren over the phone, and "Famous 
Monsters of Filmland" was born. (War- 
ren decided on the title change.) 

Andtherestis — astheysay — history. 
An entire generation of creative vision- 
aries grew up reading the awful (but 
extremely funny) puns that Forry often 
incorporated into his articles, as well as 
the latest information on upcoming hor- 
ror, sci-fi (a term accredited to the 
Ackermonster himself), and fantasy 
films. The list of superstars who have 
given Forry Ackerman credit for their 
interest in those genres includes George 
Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, 
and Joe Dante, the latter having gotten 
his start in "Famous Monsters." 

"Famous Monsters" is no longer in 
publication, but the Ackermonster is far 
from obsolete. When asked about is 
plans forthe future, Ackerman revealed a 
busy schedule. 

"I'm going to Berlin to be creative 
consultant on the sequel to Fritz Lang's 
'Metropolis.' Also, I will travel to Ger- 
many once a year and stay for a month as 
curator of the 'Forrest J Ackerman 
Metropolis Museum." 

Forry will also be returning to print, in 
the form of the magazine "Monstera- 
ma" — another movie monster maga- 
zine — and the annual "Wonderama," 
which will be the serious magazine 
about fantastic cinema that he has always 
wanted to create. 

Best of luck to you, Forry. Let's all 
hope that we continue to hear about the 
exploits of Forrest J. Ackerman for a long 
time. He is, after all, filmland's most 
famous monster. 

A Mother's Dilemma 


Mom was in a quandary. My little 
brother was born; a healthy bawling infant 
who woke me many nights with his crying 
At three years old, I had no idea what made 
babies cry. I protested to Mom and asked 
her to give him back where she found him; 
he was to noisy! 

Mom and Pop named little brother 
Yousef, after an uncle who had died some 
time ago. But Uncle Yosuef had not died. 
He was very much alive. A letter arrived 
from him stating that he had recovered 
from his illness and, incidentally, how are 
we doing in the Goldena Medina (Golden 
Land)? What a shock! Such turmoil in our 

Why? Because it is sacrilegious to name 
a child after a living person, as every Jew 
knows. "A shanda (disgrace) we won't be 
able to hold our heads up in the neighbor- 
hood." Mom moaned, "Oh, what can we 
do, what to do." 

In anguish, Mom decided to go to the 
Rabbi for advice. He is a man of God, a 
Melamed (scholar) and has great intelli- 
gence. So off we go, my mother and I, to the 
Rabbi's house just around the corner. 

The house was small and unpretentious. 
Those days, Rabbi's made very little 
money Congregations were small with 
limited means. Besides teaching, he offici- 
ated atBarMitzvahs, weddings and funer- 
als to augment his income. At our knock 
with the old fashioned brass knocker, the 
Rabbi himself opened the door and with a 
sweet smile ushered us in. "Come in, 
come in," he said in Yiddish. I peered 

around Mom's skirt and saw a small man 
with a full beard, brown streaked with gray 
which covered most of his face, neck and 
chest. Fringe from hisTallis (prayer shawl) 
peeped out from under his vest which 
covered his little round belly. The ever 
present yarmelke (skull cap) was perched 
precariously on top of his balding pate. We 
entered a small room sparsely furnished, 
but the walls were lined with many books, 
A mantled gas jet gave some light. He 
motioned my mother to a chair in front of a 
heavy oak table he used as a desk. He 
seated himself in a high curved-back chair. 
"Nu, vos iss du mair?" (What is the 
matter?), he asked. In a tremulous voice, 
she told her story. 

She named her baby, unknowingly, after 
a living person. She spoke of the fact that 
her Uncle Yosuef was still alive. She went 
on to say that we received a letter he was 
alive. "Please, Reb, what shall we do?" 

The Rabbi was silent, remaining in deep 
thought after what seemed to be hours, but 
probably only afewminutes,hisfacelit up. 
He spoke in Yiddish, "Daughter, do you 
know how many Yousef's have passed 
away?Possibly thousands. So youneed not 
worry; you've committed no wrong. Your 
Yousef is named after many Ybusefs who 
have died." The Rabbi patter Mom on the 
shoulder and me on the head, showed us 
out smiling at Mom 's profuse thanks. 

On returning home she kept repenting, 
"Such a clever man, a real Solomon." 

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Wetlands Future In Doubt 

By Chad Cooper 

Do you know what it means when you 
see and hear the words "Wetlands" 
"Waste Recycling" and "Global Warm- 
ing," and do you know why the politi- 
cians and environmentalists are working 
so hard on these types of issues? Do you 
know what the political lexicon actually 
means when you read it; usually, half of it 
is non-cohensive utterance. This week's 
article is on the most recent issue of 

Wetlands are more commonly known 
as marshes, swamps, bogs, tidal marshes, 
prairie potholes, wet meadows, and simi- 
lar transitional areas between aquatic 
and terrestrial environments. (Florida 
classifications — mangroves, cypress, 
bottom land, hardwood forests). They 
are classsified broadly into two groups: 
estuarine (or coastal) and freshwater 
system. Today, we hear a great deal about 
Wetlands because of their importance 
and their destruction. The U.S. Fish & 
Wildlife Service estimates that 1 17 mil- 
lion of the original 221 million acres of 
wetlands in the lower 48 states have been 
lost since colonial times due to popula- 
tion growth, urban sprawl, and conver- 
sion to farmland. (What societal pat- 
tern^) do you see that could have been 
different or changed?) The remaining 
wetlands amount to 104 million acres or 
just 5% of the entire land area of the 
lower 48 states. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife 
Service found that wetlands have been 
lost at a rate of over 60 acres of land each 
hour for the past 200 years. 

Before the values and functions of 
wetlands were understood as fully as 
they are today, draining them for other 
purposes was considered the best use of 
the land. Increasing prosperity and lei- 
sure time have sent Americans flooding 
to the sea for recreation and seaside 
living, bringing a variety of problems. 
Pressure for bridges, roads, and housing 
increased. Communities grew out of 
safer sites and into fragile beach lands. 
Once an area is developed, however, 
damage from storms and structures, is 
almost inevitable; we can not replace the 
land or give it back, but the shopping 
malls are nice! Development also brings 

population problems. When waste is 
disposed of improperly, it can destroy the 
natural resources that support the fishing 

Today we understand the value of these 
wildlands as uniquely productive eco- 
systems that can be easily lost when the 
human presence becomes too dominat- 
ing. The value (key-word; think) of the 
land is measured in timber, their fish, 
mineral resources, critical habitats for 
wildlife, irreplaceable reservoirs of bio- 
diversity, cleansing agents and storage 
basins for our water supply, and most 
importantly, for the renewal of the hu- 
man spirit through contact with nature. 
Functions include regulating the water 
cycle by slowing and storing floodwa- 
ters, stabilizing shorelines to prevent 
erosion, producing oxygen and convert- 
ing nitrogen into a form that plants and 
animals can use, and filtering heavy 
metals, coliform bacteria, pesticides and 
toxic chemicals that pass through the 

Wetlands are among the world's most 
biologically productive ecosystems, 
sustaining nearly one-third of the na- 
tion's endangered and threatened plant 
and animal species. Over 95% of Flori- 
da's wetlands harvest commercial sea- 
food species worth over 180 million 
dollars, and they piovide homes to 10-3 1 
million wading birds such as herons, 
egrets, ibises, spoonbills, storks, and 
approximately one million winter water- 
fowl. There is an old saying, " If you beat 
a dog, he will either turn timid or 
vicious." Well, I have never seen an 
angry stork, but if we destroy his 

The ongoing wetlands controversy 
brings up a place called Garcon Point, 
just east of Pensacola. Rich in plant life; 
just a sea of grasses interrupted by an 
occasional shrub; a single square meter 
of land produces 40 different plant 
species; "an extreme botanical diversity 
as high as any in North America." The 
Health & Medical Associations, too, are 
discovering very useful means for tropi- 
cal plants in curing diseases. The Bush 
Administration's levisions would fail 
110,000 acres inside the national park 

and 80,000 acres east of it. John Hefner, 
"That's one of our most famous wet- 
lands. It's nationally known and even 
internationally known as a wetland. If 
the new manual can't identify that, then 
we've got real problems" 

Anyone who would like to take action 
on this issue can write a letter to the U.S. 
EPA who is collecting public comments 
on the Bush Administration's plan to 
weaken wetlands protection through 
Tuesday, January 21, 1992. Urge them to 
reject the Bush Administration's pro- 
posed weakening revisions to the Wet- 
lands Delineation Manual and the Con- 
nected rule-making procedures. Here 
are some specific points to emphasize: 
The proposed revisions to the Manual 
are politically motivated and comprise 
the scientific credibility the Manual; 
The requirement that land be saturated 
for 21 days in order to qualify as a 
federally protected wetland is too long; 
The requirement that land be saturated 
at the surface is arbitrary and should be 
i ejected — wetlands plants require wa- 
ter 6-18 inches below ground, not at the 
surface. Send your lettei s & comments 

Gregory Peck Chief, Wetlands and 
Aquatic Regulatory Branch Mail Code 
(A-10F) U S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 410 M St., SW, Washington, 
D.C 20460 or George Bush, The White 
House, Washington, D.C. 20500. 
Environmental Organization(s) Of 

First of all, I would like to give credit to 
the National Wildlife Federation, 1400 
Sixteenth St. N.W., Washington, D.C, 
20036-2266 for their hard work and 
devotion, and to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife 
Service for their efforts and reports. The 
organization deserving the most credit 
goes to the Nature Conservancy, 1815 
North Lynn St., Arlington, Virginia 
22209 for turning things around. 

The Nature Conservancy has devel- 
oped a new program called "Last Great 
Places" as a way of protecting entire 
ecosystems "Our object is simple — 
save our planet's wildlife!" For the past 
40 years they have saved and preserved 
land through outright purchases, gifts or 

Florida's Environment: Closeup 

One of the hottest thriving environ- 
mental battles of the week has been the 
Wetlands issue. In 1988, the Bush Ad- 
ministration promised a "no net loss" of 
the country's wetlands. Last August, 
however, the Administration released a 
plan that would remove at least half of 
our nation's wetlands through weaken- 
ing of federal "Wetlands Delineation 
(sketch; depict in words) Manual. Under 
the revisions, Florida could lose half of 
its 11 million acres, approximately 5.7 
million acres of Florida Wetlands. (1 
acre equals 4,840 yds.) 

The main problem is a requirement 
that all wetlands must have standing 
water for 15 straight days, or water up to 
the surface for 21 days, during the 
growing season. A team of scientists 
from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
said the report was, "extremely confus- 
ing," "scientifically unsound," and 
"unreliable." The main purpose in de- 
stroying these lands is to build parking 
lots, shopping malls, amusement parks, 
and condominiums. (Why, so the immi- 
grants can have jobs?) Under the new 
regulations, a developer probably could 
win a court fight and gain permission to 
build on the land. 

The Wetlands are treasured for their 
serene natural beauty and they directly 
benefit our economy and environment 
by providing lush wildlife habitat, puri- 

fying our drinking water, and preventing 
stormwatersurges and flooding. Without 
the marshes and wooded swamps, a 
natural system to filter dangerous pestic- 
ides, highway residues, toxic chemicals, 
and store city-dwellers' water would be 
lost. Breeding grounds for our 1 8 million 
seafood industry would disappear as 
well as some endangered species. Wet- 
lands are home to the American alligator, 
and the osprey. "A lot of the things 
wetlands are doing for free, we'd have to 
start paying for — John Hefner, U.S. Fish 
& 'Wildlife Services " Besides, the wet- 
lands act as giant sponges, absorbing 
river and stream overflows after heavy 
rains to protect our homes and property 
from serious damage; the human homes 
to be built would not be stable anyway! 

This week we are giving credit to the 
Florida PIRG — The Florida Public 
Interest Research Group. PIRG is a 
non-partisan, non-profit advocacy or- 
ganization that conduct independent re- 
search and lobby for state and national 
environmental and consumer protec- 

Their recent accomplishments in- 
clude the 1990 campaign which helped 
win a new federal Clean Air Act which 

curtails toxic air emissions, reduces 
acid-rain pollutions, reduces smog, and 
phases out ozone-depleting chlorofluro- 
carbon gases (CFCs), a 1990 win for a 
ten-year ban on off-shore drilling off the 
Everglades and Florida Keys (SAVE 
CUR SHORES), a 1988 win for the 
Amnesty Days/Collection Center Act to 
provide consumers and small businesses 
with programs for sate disposal of 
household hazardous waste, and a 1990 
victory which strengthened the federal 
Consumer Product Safety Commission 

PIRG also lobbies for energy efficient 
measures renewable power sources, 
standards in recyling, truth in advertis- 
ing, a report to alert consumers about 
unsafe products, promotion of unfair 
business practices, and tough campaign 
finance laws to cap spending and replace 
special interest money with voluntary 
public funds. (Hats Off!) 

They are funded by citizen donations, 
membership is $15 plus, you receive 
Florida PIRG citizens Agenda on recent 
issues, and for more information you can 
write to: Florida PIRG, 308 East Park 
Avenue, Suite 213, Tallahassee, FL 


Thought(s) For The Week: 

1. Fact: Only 1% of the Rainfor- 
ests) have been researched to date. 

2. Take the time to better educate 
yourself in becoming more aware, 

3. Rediscover the pleasures of 
walking, hiking, and bicycling (the 
most energy-efficient means of 

4, 1 HATE picking up your beer 
cans when I surf at the beach! ' 

5. Buy concentrates of juices, 
soft drinks, soaps, etc that gives 
you a lot from a small package. 

6. Fact: The coastal zone com- 
promises only about 8% of the 
Earth's surface, yet approximately 
two-thirds of humanity lives with- 
in it. 

7. Fact: Of the billions of pounds 
of pesticides used each year in the 
U.S., less than 1% reach a pest. 

Anyone who has questions or 
requests about the column or envi- 
ronment can call Chad Cooper at 

Ever Get Somebody 



exchanges. More than 1,100 sanctuaries, 
totaling 1.3 million acres in the U.S. & 
Canada are now under protection. Frank 
Dunkle, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
commented, "While others have been 
out preaching conservation the Conser- 
vancy has been Practicing it." William 
Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay 
Foundation says, "The Nature Conser- 
vancy has developed the best programs, 
public or private, for identifying and 
protecting habitat for rare and endan- 
gered species nationwide. "All planning 
has been done in cooperation with local 
landowners and other interests in hopes 
of establishing a model where conserva- 
tion and business can work together for 
their mutual benefit. 

Page 8 BEACHCOMBER January 23, 1992 




The battle for 

peace has begun. 

"Star Trek VI: 
The Undiscovered Country. 9 

By RS. Ullery 

It was inevitable. After so many years of 
forgoing his emotions in favor of logic, it 
was only a matter of time before Spock 
finally referred to logic as only the first 
step in solving problems. 

That happens in the latest - and final - 
"Star Trek" film, "The Undiscovered 
Country. " There are other enjoyable twists 
as well, such as Sulu having command of 
his own starship, and Bones McCoy vali- 
antly attempting to save the life of a dying 
Klingon. In short, this is the film that 
finally allows the secondary characters to 

The story centers around the efforts by 
the Federation to make peace with the 
Kilngons after one of their moons' ex- 
plodes, leaving them with only fifty years 
of breathable air. The Enterprise and crew 
are sent to escort the Klingon Chancellor 
(David Warner) and his envoy to Federa- 
tion airspace, in order to continue peace 
talks the Chancellor has initiated with Mr. 

The crew, particularly Kirk, who's son 
was slain by a Klingon in "The Search for 
Spock," is on edge about assisting their 
lifelong enemies. The tension is in no way 
helped by the presence of a Klingon 
general (Christopher Plummer) who reeks 
of pure malevolence. 

Needless to say, something goes wrong 
and, as faithful trekkers everywhere real- 
ize, when something involving Klingons 
goes wrong, it goes very wrong. 

End of plot synopsis: I prefer to let those 
who will see this film enjoy its various 
pleasures without knowing what will hap- 

This is an excellent "Star Trek" film; in 
fact, most enjoyable since the widely 
acclaimed "Wrath of Khan." That is, for 
most part, due to the masterful direction of 
Nicholas Meyer, who also directed the 
second film. Meyer knows these charac- 
ters as well as the actors who portray them, 

and again proves his flair for powerful 
cinematic story-telling. 

The acting is, as usual, up to par, with a 
particularly noteworthy performance by 
Leonard Nimoy as Spock. The rest of the 
well known cast lives up to the expected 
standards set by trekkers, and in some 
moments even go beyond the call of duty. 

The dialogue is well written and results 
in the most humorous "Trek" film since 
part four. Spock makes a remark at one 
point near the end of the film that not only 
had the audience laughing and applauding, 
but can be expected to become the one line 
from the film that trekkers will never 

Those are all reasons for the film's 
success, but the real strength of this movie 
is more emotional than that. To quote 
esteemed film critic Roger Ebert, "Star 
Trek works best when it focuses on the 
characters, not the hardware surrounding 

He's right, and that is the key factor of 
"the Undiscovered Country" that makes 
the picture work. This is a film that is about 
finding peace where it doesn't seem to 
exist, and it relishes the humanity of the 
characters and supplies a high amount of 
drama, as well as action and adventure. By 
the time the film's beautiful final mo- 
ments play across the screen, the viewer 
realizes that: it is the adventure of the 
human spirit, as it overcomes impossible 
odds, that " Star Trek" is not about a series 
of well-done special effects."StarTrek VI: 
The Undiscovered Country" is a triumph 
of science fiction, and a fitting finale fot 
the world's most beloved adventurers. 

WORTHY OF NOTE: Be sure to keep 
an eye out for a cameo by a well-known 
young actor as an ensign on Sulu's ship. 
Also, check out the fantasticspecial effects 
that compose the film's opening mo- 
ments: An exploding moon and the result- 
ing Shockwave that rocks Sulu's ship, 
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Campus Spotlight: GM.E.N.C 

By Scott Houchins 

At PBCC there are many different 
organizations, each of them are different 
in their own goals and focus. The one 
thing they all have in common is that they 
are all made-up of PBCC students. 

One of these organizations is the 
Collegiate Music Educators National 
Conference (CM.E.N.C) CMENC is a 
component organization of the profes- 
sional M.E.N.C which is an internation- 
al organization of Music educators, 
whose interest is to promote and encour- 
age music education at all levels of 
school, from pre-school to university 

Nationally, the MENC convenes bi- 
annually in various places around the 
country. This April the MENC will 
convene in New Orleans. At the national 
conference there will be many clinics, 
concerts and meetings, that will all be of 
interest to music educators. 

CMENC is made up ao Collegate 
students who either have an interest in 
the education of music, or plan to contin- 
ue as professional music educators. On 
the collegiate level, CMENC presents a 
forum for college students to help them 
understand what is going on in the 
professional world of music, and what 
they can expect from the professional 
world of music educators. 

Nationally, CMENC membership 

makes-up one-fifth of the total MENC 
membership. CMENC is also recog- 
nized as an improtant part of the organi- 
zation, because it's members are the 
future of music education. The PBCC 
chapter has always been one of the 
largest community college chapters in 
the state, and is currently the third largest 
in the state with 56 members. The 
chapter has grown as additional ten 
percent and has received national recog- 
nition for the increase in membership. 
The chapter has a prominent role at state 
meetings and is influential with the other 
chapters in the state. Many members of 
the chapter attend the state's annual 
convention, which was held this year in 
Tampa from January 9-12. This conven- 
tion, better known as "All-State Featur- 
es". Featuring, some of the best musical 
talent from schools around the state. 
They include All-State choruses, bands 
and orchestras. 

The PBCC-CMENC chapter plays a 
service role to the musical depart- 
ment and it's students. It schedules many 
activities for its members and students, 
on campus. Anyone can be a member of 
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"Married With Children" 
Headed for Divorce 
With Fox Network 

By D.S. Ullery 

It's a bit sad to witness the end of a 
novel concept, which explains why, late- 
ly, it has become impossible to watch the 
long running Fox sitcom "Mar- 
ried. ..With Children" without some 
feelings of grief. As of the beginning of 
the current season, this show has begun 
to die. 

And I mean DIE! What was once a 
reallyfunny twist on the clinched "fami- 
ly life" situation comedies - in this show 
the family spends more time seeing who 
can be the rudest to one another than they 
do trying to adapt to one another's needs 
- has metamorphosed into a collection of 
some of the most sickening, ridiculous 
caricatures that have ever squirmed 
across the small screen. 

The acting is abysmal, the characters 
not all likeable - except for Al Bundy - 
and the humor content in each new 
episode is receding as rapidly as Ed 
O'Neill's hairline. 

How could the creators allow this to 
happen? For the first three and a half 
seasons, "Married ..with Children" was 
really funny. It was enjoyable to watch 
the Bundy 's blast one another with 
gusto, and a lot of the jokes were clever 
and on target - particularly whenever 
Bud stung Kelley about her "boy - toy" 

Now it's just plain stupid. The Laugh- 
ter is gone, the novelty has long since 
worn off, and Ed O'Neill (the ever- 

suffering Al) is swimming alone as the 
only decent actor in a rancid cesspool of 
talentless amateurs. (Christina Appel- 
gate - who plays Kelley - did make a film 
last summer known as "Don't tell mom 
the babysitter's dead. " The title explains 
all. And them some.) 

The scripts are so poor that I strongly 
suspect that the original writers were 
sacked and replaced by a group of 

I cannot see anyone connected with 
this dwindling nightmare of prime time 
television ever working again, Except, of 
course, O'Neill, who would be wise' to 
get out of this mess before his career is 
entirely ruined. He's proven that he can 
act - he had a brief but enjoyable scene as 
a cop in "K-9,"and he was one of the 
only good points about the Andrew Dice 
Clay flop "Ford Fairlane." 

Apparently O'Neill thinks that this 
character is his meal ticket. That is 
understandable, as he plays Al so well. 
Hey - I've got an idea! Why don't they 
have the rest of the family disappear? 
Than it could be Al's show - an improve- 
ment to say the least. How to do it? Well 
they could have Al finally flip out and to 
do them with a baseball bat what he's 
been threatening to do since the early 
days of this show. Yeah, that would work - 
Al wouldn't even get caught. Everybody 

would be laughing too hard to notice who 
the killer was. 

January 23, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 9 

Does Your Heart Good. 

American Heart 



Cinem Attractions - What's ahead 

Commentary By D.S. Ullery 

Well, it's a new year, and with the 
arrival of 1992 comes a wide variety of 
films designed for all viewing tastes. The 
following is a list of upcoming films and 
television events. For the sake of space, 
and public interest, I have included only 
those films that are eagerly awaited, 
(Read eagerly awaited as 'expected hit'.) 

On the action front, gear up your 
senses for director Tim Burton's sequel 
to his 1989 screen adaptation of "BAT- 
MAN." Part two will bring back Mi- 
chael Keaton as the Dark Knight, Kim 
Basinger as love interest/reporter Vicky 
Vale, and Michelle Pfeiffer will appear 
as the Catwoman. Rumors are that 
Danny DeVito will be making an appear- 
ance as that fowl arch-criminal the 
Penguin (pun intended). Despite other 
rumors, by the way, Jack Nicholson will 
not be returning. (He's dead, folks. The 
Joker, I mean.) "BATMAN II" opens 
June 19th. 

In the realm of the supernatural, Ste- 
phen King will once again have one of his 
novels tranferred to the silver screen. A 
film adaptation of the thriller "The Dark 
Half" to be directed by horror veteran 
George A. Romero ("Creepshow," 
"Monkey Shines") is in the works. It 
remains to be seen if yet another King 
book will recieve horrible film treat- 

Meanwhile, "Saturday Night Live" 
stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey will 

reprise their roles as those dopey metal- 
heads Wayne and Garth, for the Febuary 
release "Wayne's World The Movie." 
Rock and roll fans will want to listen for 
the new theme song, performed by Aer- 

Also, Anthony Hopkins is a busy man 
these days. He is currently starring 
alongside Emelio Estevez and Rolling 
Stones singer Mick Jagger in the sci-fi 
film "Freejack", and had already signed 
on to reprise the role that has gained him 
international notoriety. Yes, Hopkins 
will be back in action as the diabolical 
Dr. Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lechter in 
the planned sequel to last years' smash 
psychologial thriller "The Silence of the 
Lambs." And, of I might be so bold as to 
make a personal prediction here (and, 
believe me, I might), I think you can look 
for Hopkins to take the oscar for best 
actor in the upcoming Academy Awards 
ceremony. Call it a hunch. 

Finally, we turn to televesion, where 
the biggest news these days is the produc- 
tion of "Scarlett, the sequel to Gone 
With The Wind," as a miniseries. Cast- 
ing decisions have yet to be announced, 
but a poll taken of what fans think shows 
that Tom Selleck and Julia Roberts 
would be considered top choices to play 
Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara. Only 
time will tell. 

And that's the CinemAttractions for 
this issue. Watch this space for furture 

Self titled "Metallica" album is 
final word on what band is about. 

By Jason Wilkeson 

When Metallica released their first 
album back in 1983, most critics dismis- 
sed the group as hyperactive Black 
Sabbath wannabes. 

Now, with the release of their self- 
titled fifth album, any doubts of this 
bands' musical abilities and impact have 
been blown apart. This band has some- 
thing to say, and plenty of hammering 
power and precision to drive thier point 

This album is a culmination of what 
Metallica has been in the past, and it 
shows what the future holds in store for 
fans. It has the trademark crunch-and- 
grind power guitar riffs that will satisfy 
even the most hardcore headbanger, but 
also contains some suprisingly quiet 
ballads that were never expected from 
this band. 

These songs contian some acoustic 
work from lead guitarist Kirk Hammet 
that showcase his extraordinary talents. 
On songs such as 'Nothing Else Mat- 
ters,' and 'The Unforgiven,' lead singer 
James Hetfield's vocal range is brought 
into light. When not using his normal 
snarling, guttural vioce, Hetfield has a 

very ear-pleasing sound that sounds 
more like a pop singer than the thrash 
icon he is. 

This album does contain plenty of the 
dark, ominous songs that have made 
Metallica the band they are today. On 
such numbers as "Enter Sandman,"and 
"Through the Never," bassist Jason 
Newstead and drummer Lars Ulrich 
unleash a pounding attack of percussion 
with enough kick to break windows, 
rattle walls, and shake the fillings in your 
teeth (if played on a suitable stereo). 

Although Metallica has come some- 
what into the mainstream (through vi- 
deos and limited radio airplay), take 
heed. This is not a band for everyone. I 
don't recommend that the faint of heart 
purchase this album, because it has 
enough energy and adrenaline to wake 
up the dead. 

By simply titling this album 'Metalli- 
ca, ' the band is saying that this is thefinal 
word on what they are all about; a 
coming of age. So if this the type of music 
that Metallica will keep offering in the 
future, it's conceiveable that I'll be 
seventy years old and still bangin 1 my 
head to the works of Metallica. 

Disney Issues Casting Call For College 

(CPS) - Walt Disney Co. is inviting college musicians to audition 
nationwide for its summer 1992 Disney Entertainment Work Ex- 
perience Program. , 

Disney will choose 102 undergrades to perform in three bands. 
The program involves 11 weeks of performances, career workshops 
and special sessions with guest artists at Disneyland in California, 
Walt Disney World or Epcot Center in Florida. 

Benefits include a weekly stipend, a furnished apartment and 
transportation to and from work. The audition schedule begins Jan. 
18 and ends Feb. 16 in major cities nationwide. For specific m- 
formafion abouUocations and times, call (407) 345-5701 in Florida 
or (800) 854-8671 outside Florida. 

Speilberg works pure magic 
with "Hook" 

By D.S. Ullery 

Steven Speilberghasretumedatlast! It's 
been a long hiatus for the manbehind 1 982 
classic "E.T." but he is back in theaters in 
top form with new fantasy "Hook." This 
isn't just cinema - it's a masterpiece of 
fantasy genre. 

That doesn't come as a surprise, given 
the marvelous central idea to the film; 
whatif Peter Pan had grown up? The movie 
proceeds to spend two hours answering 
that question with an abundance of energy, 
style and pure cinema magic. 

In "Hook," Peter Pan has become Peter 
Banning, a middle aged, overweight yup- 
pie with a wife and two children. Banning 
is a lawyer, who has more time for business 
than for his children. One night, while 
Peter is at a special party for his old friend 
Wendy Darling, an other worldly force 
kidnaps his children, leaving a note pinned 
to their bedroom door with a dagger. Oh, 
and there are deep gouges in the walls. 
Guess who? 

Well, after that things really begin to 
kick into high gear. Pete's old comrade 
Tinkerbell pops up, explaining that the 
man with the acupuncture touch is holding 
his children prisoner in Never - Never 
Land (a hilarious sequence, during which 
Tinkerbell is referred to as (the firefly 
from hell). Peter is given a brief history 
lesson by Wendy, who is attempting to jog 
his memory so he can remember who he is 
and have the power to save his kids. 
Then it's off to Neverland for some 
training by the Lost Boys, and a battle 
against Captain James Hook for his chil- 

Robin Williams is perfectly cast as 
Peter, as is Dustin Hoffman as the vile, yet 

hilarious, Captain James Hook. When 
these two finally duel together it is a scene 
that earns a place in cinama history. 

The supporting characters are memora- 
ble too - Julie Roberts has as lot of fun with 
her role as the cocky Tinkerbell, and Bob 
Hoskins (star of "Who framed Roger 
Rabbit?") puts in a wonderful appearance 
as Hook's ever faithful henchman Smee. 

The special effects, particularly the 
sequence wherein Peter finally flies again, 
are suberb, and a true sense of fantasy is 
another majestic score that lends a hand in 
sweeping the viewers into the tide of events 
unfolding before them. 

The main reason for the success of 
"Hook" though, is much simpler than all 
that. This film is alive and has a great time 
allowing itself to be a carefree flight of 
fancy. I strongly recommend "Hook" for 
fans of Speilberg, fantasy, and feel - good 
movies in general. This is pleasant to see 
that America's premier director hasn't 
lost that magical touch. "Hook" is a 
wondrous panorama of sight and sound. 
It's quite an experience. 
(NOTE: "Hook" also has the special 
privilege of being one of the few fantasy 
films that will appeal to children and 
adults alike. 

Adults will be interested by the humor 
supplied by the grown Peter, and children 
will love the special effects and brilliant 
costumes, as well as the energized antics of 
the Lost Boys. And a special achiev ement 
in these woebegone days of excessively 
violent cinema, there is no blood in 
"Hook." There is mild violence, but 
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Panthers Dominate Tournament 



By Rob Gerard 

With blazing up-court passing and 
decisive ball stealing ability under the 
defensive boards, PBCC's Men's Bas- 
ketball Team Captain, Marte' Smith, led 
the Panthers to victory with 18 points to 
his credit. On more than one occasion, 
Smith stuffed the hoop to the dismay of 
Rhode Island Community College. 
Smith slam-dunked a beauty just as the 
red light of the Channel 12 video camera 
pointed his way: Great showmanship, 

The Panthers had an impressive 31 
point lead with 12 minutes left on the 
clock in the second half. The score at 
half-time was, 5 2 to 39, and at the half the 
impeccably dressed, Coach Scott Pospi- 
chal, seemed satisfied with the score. 
But his team was out for blood with both 
teams playing a physical game, and more 
than one player ending up with his back 

on the floorboards, and a grimace on his 

From the foul line, 62% of free throw 
attempts drained through the net, in a 
ratio of 16 of 26, for 16 points. The Most 
Valuable Player awaid for the tourna- 
ment went to Tim Heath, who was high 
scorer for the evening with 27 points. 

Lori DuCharme, and Sunnie Saun- 
ders, vibrant Panther cheerleaders, both 
noticed that this was a tougher game than 
the preceding Friday, and commenting 
onFriday'sgame.theysaid, "PatrickAir 
Force Base just gave up." 

Late in the game Rhode Island staved 
off a vicious attack from the Panther 
forwards with the scoteboard at 98 as 
that magical plateau of 100 points was 
broken again. Michael Slreeter slammed 
home 15 points, followed by Tim Good- 
man with 10 moie points. The Panthers 
ended with 42 of 80 from the field. 

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Lady Panther's Struggling 

By Mike Mitseff 

Before Sandra Booker had coached 
her first game at PBCC with the Lady 
Panther's, the team had their first three 
wins forfeited because of an ineligible 
player. The team has an on the court 
record of six and three, butbecause of the 
forfeited three games they are now three 
and six. 

The Lady Panther's lost two games 
last weekend, January 3rd through the 
5th, One, a heart-breaker to a very good 
Miami/Dade-South team, 77 to 75, and 
they lost another to Central Florida. The 
Panther's also played Valencia Commu- 
nity College and won 68 to 59. 

The team is heading south Saturday, 
January 18, for a game with Miami/ 

Dade-North, at 5pm Wednesday Janua- 
ry 22, the Lady Panther's m e hosting Fort 
Myers Edison at 5pm in the PBCC 

I asked Coach Booker h'ow things were 
going in her first head coaching job, 
'Everything is basically working out 
fine, we just have a few areas to work on 
the last game at Central Florida we 
didn't have our center, Debra Williams, 
with us, and that didn't help.' Booker 

The next home game after Edison will 
be Broward, Febuary 1, at 5pm, then 

Come out and support our Lady 
Panther's and their new coach Sandra 

Panther's Penalized 
On Technicality 

By Mike Mitseff 

The end of last term the Panther's were 
nine wins and no losses, but due to 
unforseen circumstances the mens bas- 
ketball team had to forfeit their first four 

A player trying to do nothing more 
than get an education inadvertantly be- 
came entangled in the Florida Commun- 
ity College Activities Association's web 
of rules and regulations. According to the 
Association Commissioner, William Tu- 
ten, the PBCC Panther's had to forfeit 
their first four games; Tuten admitted 

that it was not the intention of PBCC, or 
of the player ruled ineligible, to do 
anything other than to pick up some extra 
credit hours. 

This sanction dealt the team a heavy 
blow. It is not, I believe, the intent of the 
law topunishpeople trying to do the right 
thing, but to censure those who would 
flaunt the Association's rules and regu- 
lations. We are a Nation ruled by laws, 
but when the law is applied without 
wisdom or compassion it is no longer 
instructive, but destructive. 


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Joshua Bell, Violinist and Andrew DeGrado, Pianist will present 
a program of Schubert, Brahms, Prokofiev and Wieniawski on 
Tuesday, Februaru 4 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.50, for informa- 
tion call the auditorium at 683-6012 or phone Ticketmaster, 
839-3900. Check the Foundation for other musical events of the 



Take a swing at saving lives! Buy the 1992 American Heart 
Association Golf for Heart Card for only $25.00 or buy three and 
get the fourth one free. 

The card entitles the bearer to a complementarty round of golf at 
more than 149 of Florida's most challenging courses. For more in- 
formation call 655-8155 in West Palm Beach, 394-0170 in Boca, 
286-1966 in Martin and Okeechobee counties or 878-0804 in St. 
Lucie County. 

Valentine Fun Pac 

Help kids give out special valentine treats this year with the 
American Lung Association's Valentine Fun Pac available at parti- 
cipating Burger King Restaurents from January 15 to February 14. 
Fun Pac are just $1 and contain 10 assorted Valin tines with 
coupons on the back, redeemable with sandwich and drink at Bur- 
ger King through March 15. The proceeds will benefit the school 
health programs of American Lung Association. For more informa- 
tion call 659-7655 or 1-800-330-LUNG. 

Hibel Museum Of Art 

The Hibel Museum of Art of Palm Beach will organize an edu- 
cational exhibition at the South Florida Fair, January 17 through 
Febuary 2. 


SunFest 1992 needs volunteers to work the Pin Booths. Workers 
get in to SunFest free on the day they work, as well as a goodie bag 
with a SunFest t-shirts and visor and get free cokes and hotdogs. 
Contact Sharvell Becton, Pin Program Coordinator at 659-5980. 

January 23, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 11 






Panthers Romp Rockets 

By Kelly Rancourt 

January 10, the McDonald's Classic 
was held in the Palm Beach Community 
College gymnasium where the Panthers 
crushed the Patrick Air Force Base 
Rockets, 128 to 94. 

Leading the Panthers was Tim Heath 
with an explosive 39 points, including 
two three point, goals. Nailing the basket 
for 23 points was Elijah Maxey. Accord- 
ing to Blake Levy, the Panthers spokes- 
man, they are expecting good things 
from Maxey. Friday night was Maxey's 
first game with the Panthers, and he 
performed extremely well. Marte' 
Smith also had an excellent evening 

adding 19 points for his team. The 
Panthers executed well and found the 
open shot often, all the while having fun 
with the out-manned Rockets. 

When asked abou t his team 's win over 
the Rockets, Coach Pospichal had this to 
say, "1 think tonight was a lot of fun and I 
am very proud of the guys. They make 
my job easy." 

The first game of the tournament, 
Miami/Dade-North, defeated the Com- 
munity College of Rhode Island, 92 - 86. 
In the last five minutes of the game, 
Rhode Island came from behind to give 
Miami a last minute scare 

PBCC Baseball Players 
Signed By Oklahoma State 

By Mike Mitseff 

According to a very proud baseball 
coach, Craig Gero, two of PBCC's finest 
baseball players have been signed to 
lucrative contacts. T.J. Schenbeck, a 
right-handed pitcher and Carl Grin- 
stead, a catcher, will be leaving for 
Oklahoma State next year. If you are a fan 
of college baseball you know that Okla- 
homa State is in the College World Series 

nearly every year. 

The two players were also approached 
by Mississippi State, Tennessee, and 
several other Universities. Giinstead 
turned down a tempting offer from the 
University of Miami Hurricanes. 

Both men are sophomores; Shenbeck 
is from Arora, Colorado, and Grinstead 
is from Cardinal Newman High School, 
in West Palm Beach. 

Air Time-PBCC/South Champs! 

Join In The Fun!! 

By Mike Mitseff 

Staying active during the slower paced 
winter months is a challenge; so what 
better way to get the blood circulating 
that to join in the fun of intramural 
sports? Meeting new friends who share 
your love of athletics, and staying fit 
while having a great time is in store ! How 
to sign up? Director of Intramural Sports 
Bobbie Knowles tells all. 

Coach Knowles, what does a student 
need to do to participate in I.S. activities? 
Coach answered, 'Well, all students 
need to do is show up on the night of the 
scheduled activity,' she explained. 'For 
instance, Volleyball is scheduled for 
January the 28 at 7pm in the gymnasium, 
just show up ready to play.' I asked if it 

was as simple as that? She answered, 
'Yes, and if you don't like volleyball 
Bowling begins at 4:30pm, January 29, 
at Fairlanes Bowling Alley, which is just 
south of 10th Avenue North, on the west 
side of Congress, next to Home Depot.' 
Knowles continued, 'We also have spe- 
cial events planned for each month of the 
winter term. In February, we are having a 
PBCC Fun Run/Walk, in March an 
Archery Tournament, and in April a 
Swim Meet.' Where can we find more 
about these special events? Coach ex- 
plained, 'Special events will be an- 
nounced throughout the school on the 
bullentin boards, and in the Beachcom- 
ber as well. 1 Thank you Coach very 
much for the information and good luck 
with your upcoming fun activities. 

Intramual Winter Bowling Registration 

This winter PBCC is offering intramual bowling for all currently enrolled 

StU We nt wilfSt a w Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Fair Lanes.Palm 
Sprlnqs Plaza 3451 S. Congress Ave. Beggimng Janruary 29. 

The first meetina is to establish an average, and league play begins the 
IbllShg week, FebruSy 5 to Apnl 15. The league is Co-Ed. and handicapped at 

^^tt^S^iWSow ^d return to the bulletin board outside 
sharp, and see Bobbi Knowles. 





By Mike Mitseff 

Congradulations to Air Time, the 
1991 PBCC/SOUTH Flag Football Cha- 
mpions! Air Time finished the season 
with a perfect eight and zero record. The 
team had no problem handling 'bad boy' 
teams, Lynch Mob, Opp, or The Un- 

Air Time combined speed and excel- 
lent play calling to totally dominate their 
opponents. The Championship Team 

Skiing Anyone? 

By Kurt Federow 

Have you ever seen snow? Do you 
know what it looks like, feels like, or 
tastes like? If you have lived within 
Florida all of your life your answers are 
probably no. Well, how would you like to 
see the stuff, play with the stuff, and 
better yet, SKI on the stuff? 

A group of students here at Palm 
Beach Community College is organiz- 
ing a ski trip to Snowshoe Mountain in 
West Virginia this year right before 
spring break. The trip will begin on 
Wednesday, March 4th at about 2: 00 p.m. 
from the PBCC parking lot, where the 
group will board the chartered bus. The 
bus will arrive at Snowshoe Thursday 
morning the 5th at about 8:00 a.m. where 
the group will check into the condomin- 
iums, check-out their rental skis and 
then check out the slopes! 

If you have never heard of or been to 
Snowshoe Mountain, you have missed 
an awesome experience. Snowshoe is 
located in a desolate area of West Virgin- 
ia where there are no 7-lls, no Winn- 
Dixies, and no McDonald's. Because of 
the lack of attractions in the area, the 
management of Snowshoe has done an 
excellent job of creating a mini-city at 
the top of the mountain for all your Apres 
Skiing needs. 

Apres Skiing is a term that refers to the 
other-than-skiing activities available at 
a ski resort. Snowshoe has a complete 
exercise and health facility with an 
indoor pool, Jacuzzis, saunas, Nautilus 
equipment, and even a staff of masseus- 
es. Snowshoe also offers several shops 
for ski items, gifts, shirts, and souvenirs. 

Ifyou're like me, youjustwantto know 
about the night life and there is plenty of 
night life at Snowshoe Mountain. Good- 
time Bobby's Eating and Drinking Em- 
porium didn't get its name for being a 
bore and you will find plenty of 50's and 
60 ' s music, dancing, and " Good Times ' ' 
to go around. The Skidder's Bar, with its 
slopeside lounge and octagonal panora- 
ma of the mountain snowscape, is the 
most popular late afternoon and early 
evening watering hole. The Connection 
Enterainment Emporium features the 
finest live bands from all over activities 
found at local bars. For casual entertain- 
ment in an atmosphere for lovers, Aun- 
tie's Bistro is the perfect place. Ifyou're 
into comedy, the Comedy Cellar is a 
great place where MC Roy Riley and 
some hilarious national-act comedians 
will guarantee to keep you in stitches all 
night long. Whatever you like for night 
time entertainment, Snowshoe has it all ! 

featured Boca Raton High School alum- 
nus 'stars,' Justin Kane and Linney 
Kreuscher; other 'stars' included, David 
McCollim, Teddy Etienne, Pete Tomi- 
glio, Mr. Bruton, Eric Franciese, and the 
Captain of the team, John Stahl. 

Air Time invites their opponents to 
come out again next year. Remember, 
you've got to be in it to win it!! Thanks a 
million from Dr. Bennet and Dexter 

Snowshoe also has a variety of eating 
places that offer a variety of foods, some 
specializing in French, Italian, and regu- 
lar American food. If you partake in the 
trip, you might want to buy some grocer- 
ies at the General Store and prepare your 
own food in the kitchen of your condo to 
save some money. 

The group will be staying at the 
Summit Condominiums which are 3 
bedroom units with a fireplace, televi- 
sion, washer & dryer, two bathrooms, 
and a balcony that allows a spectacular 
view as the entire resort, and is located 
on top on the mountain. Each condo will 
house six people; as a member of the 
group you will be able to pick who your 
ski trip roommates will be prior to 
leaving for Snowshoe. The group has a 
block of condos all located next to each 
other in the same building. 

The group wih spend the nights of • 
Thursday, March 5th, Friday, March 6th, j 
and Saturday, March 7th in the condo- 1 
miniums, also skiing those same days, f 
and then departing in the early morning 
on Sunday, March Sth. The bus should 
arrive back in the PBCC parking lot 
before midnight on Sunday night. 

The group trip price is between $260- 
$310 depending on how many people 
you share the condo with. Less people 
per condo obviously means a little more 
money. The price includes the bus ride to 
and from Snowshoe, lodging, a three day 
lift ticket, and rental skis, boots, and 
poles for three days. If you have your own 
equipment the cost is less and lessons are 
available for the group if desired for a 
special group rate of S9 each. If you bring 
5 or more people into the group you can 
reduce your price for the trip. Space is 
limited for 47 people so if you are 
interested, then you should call as soon 
as possible to reserve your space. A $100 
deposit is due by January 31st. Periodic 
payments will be made and the balance is 
due before departing on the trip. 

The trip will be an experience to re- 
member for a long time. I went to 
Snowshoe a few years ago to hook up 
with a some friends who were part of a 
group from the University of Florida and 
I cannot put in print some of the great 
times we had there. If you are interested 
in going on the trip or getting some more 
information call 407-369-1175 or look 
for the flyers around campus. Please note 
thattheoriginaldatesofthetripwere pos- 
tponed because most students were hav- 
ing difficulty obtaining the funds so 
close to the holiday season. 


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NOW I'LL NEVER 5|NG..«>iioH. 

The story we've cooked up 
could be true. The names 
remain the same For an 
any of us could 
have been Gumby in that 
grassy knoll Hey. why not? 
He could have blended in. 
It's fun to play make believe. 
Until next time, fellow con- 
spiracy freaks . get a life! 
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Vour/^ //Horoscope 

Aries: (Mar. 21~Apr. 19) This is' 
your lucky day. Mortgage your 
house and take out huge loans to 
purchase lottery tickets 

Taurus: (Apr. 20-May 20) Your 
parents always tell you what to 
do. When they aren't looking, 
stick your tongue out at them. 

Gemini: (May 21-June 21) Em- 
Concentrate on multiple or- 

Cancer: (June 22— July 22) Re- 
solve a romantic spat. Mail your 
mate a decaying rodent corpse. 


by Ruby UJyner-lo 

RR.B P -certified Rstrologer 

Leo: (July 23-Aug. 22) Further 
your financial interests subtly. 
Steal from close friends only. 

Virgo: (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Sec- 
onds after you leap out of bed, a 
runaway cement truck will plow 
through your room, killing you 
Libra: (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) The 
key phrase in your day is "chain- 
link fence." 

MOnfcto to &e\5"T}re ^ ^s 

Scorpio: (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) Pay 
heed to those whose schemes 
will pay you dividends. Invest 
heavily in pork. 
Sagittarius: (Nov. 22-Dec. .21) 
Child-related anxieties will 
vanish when you sell the kids to 
a band of travelling gypsies. 

Capricorn: (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) 
Lend a friend a helping hand. 
Sand, strip and refinish all the 
woodwork in your neighbor's 

Aquarius: (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) A 
close call with a hydraulic pallet 
jack may increase your choles- 
terol count. 

Pisces: (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) Show- 
case your talent for decorating 
pornographic birthday cakes. 

Meet Ruby Wyner~Io in person at 
your local mall on Thursday , Feb- 
ruary 10. For a small fee, Ruby will 
foretell your personal future by 
reading goat entrails . 


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February 12, 1992 

Delta Omicron Honor Study Weekend A Big Success 

By Guy Davis 

This year PBCC's chapter of PTK 
hosted the "Study Topic Weekend." 
Other PTK chapters from community 
colleges and universities attended the 
event held at the Boynton Beach Holiday 

Former Massachusetts Governor Mi- 
chael Dukakis addressed the society on 
February 1, answering questions on the 
future of national healthcare. Mitchell 
Kaas, a PTK sponsor, addressed the 
group on the decay of our educational 

Dukakis, in his hour-long address 
offered a number of plausible solutions 
to world problems. One being where the 
USA would set up a "National Service 
Corps" that would be a draft of abie 
bodied youth to serve their country in the 
local community where they would help 
to better various social programs. " A two 
year program not unlike a domestic 
"Peace Coips" for high school gra- 
duates, to help their communi- 
ties." Dukakis said. 

Dukakis summed up the current reces- 
sion this way: "President Reagan threw a 
party for eight years and now George 
Bush is trying to do the dishes." Gover- 
nor Dukakis answered a volley of in- 
sightful questions from students who 
represented various chapters of PTK 
throughout the state. 

Chapters in attendance were: Palm 
Beach Community College North, 
South and Central (who hosted the 
event). Others included: Brevard Com- 
munity College, University of North 
Florida, Miami-Dade North Communi- 
ty College, Broward Community Col- 
lege and University of Florida. 

According to Mary Bedoe of The 
PBCC central chapter "The Honor 
Study Topic Weekend" is a yearly meet- 
ing of the society to discuss the selection 
of a study theme for the group to deliber- 
ate and present at their upcoming con- 
vention. The topic through March 1992 
is "The Paradox of Freedom - The 
Global Dilemma." 

Food Festival 

By Mike Mitseff 

The Students for International Unde- 
rstanding club (SIU) is having its annual 
Food Festival in the Student Activities 
Center March 25. The Festival is open 
from 11-00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The students 
prepare culinary delights that represent 
the countries they were living in before 
coming to America. 

The SAC lounge, according to Danita 
Kurtz the SIU advisor, is going to be 
decorated with flags and pictures of the 
countries represented. She also said that 
the cost is going to be per plate or you can 
by tickets for a nominal fee and sample the 
many different delicacies at your leisure. 

The SIU club meets every Wednesday at 
3:00 p.m. in the SAC lounge. 

The Martha Graham ensemble the world renouned dance company will 
perform at The Duncan Theatre february 1 4 and 1 5 See page 4 

State Men's Tennis Champs Begin Season 

By James Gavin 

PBCC Men's Tennis Team, the Pan- 
thers, the defending National Junior Col- 
lege Athletic Association (NJCAA) State 
Champions, defeated Florida Atlantic Un- 
iversity (FAU) eight to one, January 22, in a 
pre-conference warm-up match. 

The Panthers have won five consecutive 
state championships; they were ranked 
number six in the country last year estab- 
lishing them as PBCC's most successful 
sports team. Coach Jonathan Klorfein, 
who has led his team to five state champi- 
onships in his six years of coaching the 
Panthers, hopes to continue the string. 
Klorfein is not reveling in their past 
triumphs but is looking forward to their 25 
matches this year. 

Of the other seven NJCAA conference 
teams who will try to dethrone the 
Panthers, the most tanlented are the fol- 
lowing: Florida CC of Jacksonville, and 
Indian River CC of Fort Pierce. 

As in baseball, PBCC men's tennis has 
been a springboard to the major colleges: 
The University of Pennsylvania, Mary- 
land, South Carolina and Texas. 

The most recent alumnus, Stephane 
Simian, knocked off highly ranked Kevin 
Curran, of South Africa, in last year's U.S. 
Open, before bowing to defending champ 
Pete Sampras in the third round. 

Klorfein offered his reasons for the 
major colleges picking PBCC's men's 
tennis stars with such regularity: 

"With tennis scholarships at a pre- 
mium, the four-year major colleges have 
found our proven players a safe invest- 

ment. They would rather not go with 
unproven freshman that, if unsuccessful, 
would cost them time and money unprov- 
en freshman that, if unsuccessful, would 
cost them time and money to find new 
players." Accordingto Klorfein, this year's 
squad has the talent to keep the major 
college scouts here in Palm Beach County 
for the next few years. 

Heading the 12 member team is the 
number one player from Germany, Burk- 
hard Scholz. He will be out to better his 
outstanding 19-3 record from 1991, and 
Scholz has caught the eye of the scouts. 
Other returning starters from last year's 
state championship team are Nick Rigby 
and Fernando Pereirz, they are expected to 
be a real asset to this year's team. The 
talent does not stop there. New palyers 
such as Kreso Ritz, who is in his first 
semester, and freshman Sal Procacci and 
Paul Yuwachit will be battling for playing 
time as the season develops. 

The season consists of 25 matches; 14 
are conference matches, 11 are non- 
conference, and they are played from 
January through April. The NJCAA State 
Championships are held in April, and the 
winner goes to the national tournament in 


Ivy League powerhouse, Harvard, visits 
on March 25 in one of the season's more 
interesting matches. 

For the Panthers to repeat as champs, 
they will have to take advantage of their 
home-court matches since the rest of the 
conference will be gunning for them on the 

The matches begin at 2-00 p.m., and 
consist of six singles and three doubles 
matches, weather permitting, on the ten 
courts at the east side of the campus. 
Admission is free, and concession ma- 
chines are nearby for a snack or beverage 
while attending 

Coach Klorfein has assembled an inter- 
esting team and has interesting views of his 
team as well. 

"Tennis matches and titles are seconda- 
ry to academic success," says Klorfein, 
"and it is important for the players to get a 
college education because the tennis tour 
has no guarantees." 

As for this season, Klorfein says, "This 
year's team is one of the best teams I have 
been associated with due to its atmos- 
phere. We may have had more talented 
teams, but none has the heart of this year's 


1/22/92 FAU 

1/23/92 BARRY UNIV 


2/1 8/92 INDIAN RIVER CC ** 



Spring Break 
In Costa Rica 

By Margo V. Mazzeo 

PBCC International/Intercultural Ed- 
ucation Department proudly announces 
its Spring Break in Costa Rica travel/ 
study trip. 

This is a unique opportunity to com- 
bine travel and education for college 
credit. It will depart Wednesday, March 
11, and return on Sunday, March 15. 

John Townsend of the Continuing 
Education Department said that the 
travel study program was made possible 
through 1 international ' ' linkage s' ' (in- 
stitutes that unite international unde- 
rstanding through travel) to Florida such 
as the Orient, Canada, Costa Rica, Braz- 
il, the Caribbean, France, Israel, West 
Africa and the Soviet Union. 

He said the United States and Latin 
America are attempting to rebuild their 
alliances through tourism, and that this 
upcoming trip is a prime example of that 

Costa Rica is a Central American 
country located near Panama. It is the 
most European of all the Latin American 
countries, as many Europeans vacation 
there. Hence, various cultures are assim- 
ilated into that country. 

This year's trip is being offered to all 
interested community members and not 
just to PBCC students. 

The focus of the tour will consist of 
visits to museums, political institutions, 
churches, etc. 

Continued on page 2 

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February 12, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 3 



PBGC's Criminal Justice 
Department: Teaching a "People Business. 


By Claudia J. Kinsey 

In the movies, enforcing law and order 
is a breeze - all it takes is a wise-guy 
attitude, a flurry of bullets, and a few 
punches. The job is done, and all in less 
than 90 minutes. 

At PBCC's Criminal Justice Com- 
plex, however, students are taught how it 
works in the real world. 

Located at the Central Campus in 
Lake Worth, the Criminal Justice De- 
partment of PBCC has been serving the 
educational needs of law enforcement 
agencies since 1973. Although primari- 
ly used for the training and education of 
law enforcement officers, the facility 
also frequently finds itself host to stu- 
dents in such diverse majors as Psychol- 
ogy, Sociology, and Law, as well as those 
folks who are simply curious about 
criminal Justice curriculum. 

In the opinion of Joe Macy, Program 
Manager for the Criminial Justice De- 
partment and former Assistant Cheif of 
Policefor West Palm Beach, anyone who 

takes law enforcement courses, "will be 
a better citizen for it". 

Students who do wish to obtain an 
A.A. in PBCC's Law Enforcement Pro- 
gram can go on to a University to pursue 
the necessary education for a degree in 
their chosen field. 

Careers in Law Enforcement can range 
from local law enforcement to Federal 
Agent. Possibilities also include work- 
ing for the Game and Fish Commission, 
the Highway Patrol, or the Division of 
Child Welfare. 

In addition to the commprehensive 
education of university bound students, 
PBCC has a long history of serving the 
needs of local police dcpaitments, often 
providing the necessaiy training to en- 
sure top-notch standaids in law enforce- 

Do all of these courses create the ideal 

Not according to Joe Macy. "Formal 
education, trianing, and technical exper- 
tise, are only part of the picture," he 

Student Loan Bill Would 
Expand Aid While Saving Billions 

WASHINGTON — The House Edu- 
cation and Labor Committee has sched- 
uled a hearing for February 6 to hear 
testimony on a new and radically differ- 
ent student loan program, the Income- 
dependment Education Assistance Act 
(IDEA). The proposal's author, Cong. 
Tom Petri (R-Wisc), says he is quite 
optimistic that the committee will ap- 
prove the IDEA program in the near 

IDEA is also making headway in the 
Senate where Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.) 
and Sen. Dave Durenberger (R-Minn.) 
have introduced legislation closely 
modeled on IDEA known as the "IDEA 

Put in a nutshell, Cong. Petri says his 
proposal is "simple, universal, makes 
sense, and saves money. It will radically 
improve America'sstudents loan system 
while saving the taxpayers billions of 

IDEA would make up to $70,000 of 
loans available for each college and 
graduate-level student and up to 
$143,000 for medical students. Under 
the income-dependent approach, former 
students would repay the loans based on 
their incomes after leaving school. 
"There would be no fixed repayment 
schedule. Rather, repayment would auto- 
matically be stretched out as long as 
people need it to be," said the Wisconsin 

Republician, a member of the Education 
and Labor Commitice. 

Those with higher incomes after leav- 
ing school would be expected to repay 
relatively quickly at slightly higher ef- 
fective inteiest rates which would help to 
subsidize those with low incomes after 
school. Those who expect to make high 
incomes would still be attracted to the 
programby still-reasonable terms and by 
its income taxes. 

"Under IDEA, every student, re- 
guardless of his or her parents' income, 
would be able to take out loans for 
education with complete confidence 
that repayment would be affordable, no 
matter what income the student ends up 
earning after leaving school," Petri said. 
"If you lose your job, get sick, or take 
time off to raise kids, your loan is 
automatically rescheduled." 

Petri noted that most students would 
finish repaying their loans in 12 to 17 
years, but any loans amounts left unpaid 
after 25 years would be wiped off the 

The IDEA program is designed to be 
self-financing while being a better deal 
for students than the current student loan 
programs which IDEA would supple- 

From the office of Tom Petri; (R. 

Spring Break 

Continued from front page 

A proposed trip for 1993 will have an 
environmental theme: Visits to the rain 
forests, and a study of the wildlife and 
ecology of the area. 

The tour's cost is $597, based on a 
group rate, and includes round trip air- 
fare from Miami, hotel (double occupan- 
cy), some meals, extensive sightseeing 
by motor coach, museums, historical 
sites and gratuities. 

Mrs. Joan Gotay Jones is the trip 
coordinator. She previously was a full 
time faculty member at PBCC who 
taught Spanish. Jones has a strong cul- 
tural and language background in Latin 
American cultuies. She now resides in 
Spain and is traveling in the US specifi- 
cally to lead the tour to Costa Rica. 

So far, 16 PBCC students have enrol- 
led to participate in the tour, and there is 
room for 14 more people. 

Prior to the tiip, participants will 
attend nine hours of on-campus lectures 
on the history and culture of Costa Rica. 
They can participate for two semester 
hour credits or audit. 

After the tour, an exam will be given 
for those who wish to earn college 
credits for the expciicncc. 

Next year, an additional photography/ 
travel study tour is being planned to Peru. 
All those interested in these trips are 
encouraged to call Jones at 732-6175 for 
more information. 

Additionally, the Friendship Force of 

the Palm Beaches will be hosting an 

incoming cultural exchange from Costa 

Rica during the week of Feb. 1 through 8. 

If you are interested in hosting or visiting 

with a Costa Rican individual or couple 

during this exchange, please call Audrey 

Collins at 969-7224. 

emphasizes. "We're dealing with peo- 
ple. It is critical to keep a sense of 
morality and honesty. It's a matter, not 
just of training, but of educating the 
entire individual." 

Pie suggests that students with an eye 
on a career in law enforcement should 
have a Broad vocabulary and take as 
many human relations courses as they 
can. Macy explains that, "When an 
officer is investigating a crime, he can- 
not let his personal feelingshow. Dealing 
in law enforcement is dealing with peo- 

Clearly, studying law enforcement at 
PBCC's Criminal Justice Department is 
a tough, rewarding challenge. 

But if there are many students whostill 
think that law enforcement is simply a 
matter of the good guys ou t-shooting the 
bad guys, stop by and chat with some of 
the experts at the Criminal Justice Com- 
plex. It's an eye opener. 

ELECTION '921 Down on National Health Care 

As you already know, this happens to 
be an election year, and the College 
Republicans are getting involved. Wc 
have many activities planned, including 
attendance at the Republican National 
Convention in Houston, Texas. We will 
be encouraging voter registration, and 
supporting the conservative platform in 
the upcoming elections. We have com- 
mited our assistance to the Palm Beach 
County Republican Party. Also in store: 
state conventions, fundraisers, political 
education courses, leadership seminars, 
guest speakers and involvement with 
President Bush's reelection campaign. 

Come out and meet fellow students^ 
who share your political views and join 
in on what will be an exciting and 
victroious year for Republicians every- 
where!! Interested students should con- 
tact David Forrest at 686-2342 or Mrs. 
Susan Hitchcock in the Business Ad- 
ministration building. 


Sail aboard the VIKING PRINCESS leaving from the Port of 
Palm Beach, February 21. The charge is tentatively $47.00 per per- 
son but could be up to 50% lower with good turnout! 

The cruise departs at 7:00 p.m. and returns at 2:00 a.m., and 
board by 5:30 p.m. For reservations please call Scott Pospichal at 
439-8227. Full payment by February 10, sharp! 

Party Cruise sponsored by your friends in the SGA and the SAO, 


Community Calendar 


PBCC Musem of Art will host its first art auction free of charge, 
Friday February 14, at the museum on 601 Lake Avenue, Lake 

The auction wil offer a wide array of works open for bid that will 
include paintings in various mediums, drawings, small sculptures 
and limited edition prints and photographs. 

Over 45 Palm Beach County artists will contribute their works. 

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the museum and 
purchuse over the opening bid is tax deductible. 

For more information call Kip Eagan, museum curator, at 


Kalichstein, Laredo, Robinson Trio will perform at the West 
Palm Beach Auditorium on Friday, March 6, at 2 p.m. Tickets are 

Barry Douglas, Pianist will perform on Saturday, March 7, at 8 
p.m. at the West Palm Beach Auditorium. Tickets are $1 2.50. 

For more information on both these events, call the box office at 

The Flagler Museum will host Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Lecturer Marvin D. Schwartz. He will kick off the seventh annual 
Whitehall Series with "Furniture Fit For a King: Or A 19th Century 
Yuppie." The talk will be held on February 12 at 1:30 p.m. and i s 
free for museum members, $5. for non-members. 

For information call Mary Magil at 655-2833. 


The American Lung Association and Burger King have a special 
treat for you, but there before February 14. 

For just $1. you will get a Fun Pac containing 10 colored 
valentines to share with a friend. The valentine is redeemable for a 
free order of fries with the purchase of a sandwich and drink at 
Burger King. 

By Kurt Federow 

Granted, health care is a big problem 
in the United States and I agree with 
Veronica Chapin, (see editorial, Beach- 
comber January, 23) that the health care 
industry is in ruins, but electing a Demo- 
cratic candidate that proposes a national 
health care policy would be suicide for 
the United States. 

National health care would increase 
taxes; how else is the government going 
to come up with the money to pay for 
medical services, selling weapons? Li- 
quor and cigaratte taxes would skyrock- 
et; in Canada a pack of cigarettes is over 
$6. People pay close to 50% of their 
income in taxes in countries that have a 
national health care problem. 

National health care would lower the 
equality of medical services. If people 
get paid less, they tend not to be enthusi- 
astic about their job and often do as little 
as possible to get the job done. Money is 
a major motivator for many employee. 
Also, what about people that want to 
enter the medical field? How are they 
supposed to pay back all the money they 
spent on getting a medical education? 
Four years of prc-med, then medical 
school and then intering. It takes years 
and hard work to become a doctor or a 
nurse. Who would want to kill them- 
selves getting a medical education if 
they could not make a very good living at 
it and be able to pay back all those 
student loans? 

National health care would cripple a 
doctor's ability to heal ptients. This 
could mean not ordering an extra lab test 
to diagnose apatient's ailment because 
there is not enough money in the budget, 
or sending patients home prematurely to 
save money and make room. 

National health care would ruin spe- 
cialized medicine. Do you think that 
doctors train and study for all those years 
just to help people? They have families to 
support too. Would a doctor spend a vast 
amount of his time developing new 
techniques, chemicals, or inventions 
that could save lives unless he or she 
knew they would be compensated for 
their time and effort? 

National health care would hurt many 
other people. There are many businesses 
and jobs that interact with the medical 
industry. What about the revenues these 
companies make and their employees? 
What about all the research some of 
these companies do to invent new drugs? 

How are they going to justify spending 
the money on research without a way to 
recoup their investment? 

National health care is an abomination 
to capitalism! This country works so 
well because effort and ambition are 
rewarded. Once this country starts 
further down the road to a social -welfare 
state, such as adopting a national health 
care program, this country will erode. 
Socialistic countries have a lower gener- 
al standard of living with very little 
difference between social classes. If you 
have taken political science or sociology 
then the difference between socialism 
and capitalism is very clear. The U.S. is 
the land of opportunity because we have 
a democraticly elected representative 
government that supports a capitalistic 
economic enviroment. 

People have become too accustomed 
to having the government take care of 
what we cannot do for ourselves and this 
philosophy must stop. The government's 
roleshould be to help us do what weneed 
to do for ourselves, not just to hand it to 
us on a silver platter. The government 
should regulate the health care industry. 
Stop over-billing and double-billing by 
doctors. Stop fraudulent medicare 
claims. Find ways to reduce malpractice 
insurance through compensation limita- 
tions or other means. Use new technolo- 
gy to speed the buieaucratic paperwork 
process. There are many other ways that 
thegovemment and the medical industry 
could save money and reduce health care 
costs. But why would people at the top, 
making all that money, want to change 
the status quo? The government should 
regulate, not provide a health care indus- 

If the health care system in place is 
revised and cleaned up, the cost for 
medical care should come down. The 
government should find ways to help 
businesses and people afford health 
insurance through tax breaks and by the 
awarding of government bids. Also, why 
not trade the cost of a medical education 
for voluntary service for the poor, such as 
the army which trades college money for 
service time? 

Please do not elect a presidential 
candidate to office that would adopt a 
national health care program. I hope you 
can see the damage it would cause to the 
American way of lite. 



Associate Editor 
Features Editor 
Sports Editor 
Editorial Editor 
Entertainment Editor 
Photography Editor 
Advertising Manager 
Copy Editor 

Guy F. Davis 

Maryellen McClung 

Richard Afton 

Mike Mitseff 

Kurt Federow 

Duane Ullery 

Kim Huapaya 

Ellen Kieley 

Rebecca Spuriock 

Staff Writers: Chad Cooper, Scott Houchms, Jason Wilkeson, 
Kelly Rancourt, Veronica Chapin. 

not necessarily uiose 01 rauu d^" editor's dlcredon 

name upon request. 

Palm Beach Community College 
4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461- 4796 
& 439-8064 

Ms. Vicki Scheurer 
Dr. Edward Eissey Advisor 

President & Publisher 

Letter To The Editor 

Dear Editor 

I could not wait a moment longer to 
respond to Karl M. Pleng's recent letter to 
the editor of Jan. 23. 

Karl, when was the last time you were 
pregnant? When was the last time you 
were faced with the decision to abort or 
keep a baby? 

Many women are faced with decision to 
abort every day. Reasons such as rape, 
age, inability to care for the child, etc., are 
just a few of the answers you will find 
behind the decision. It is and should 
remain a right that each woman is entitled 


For people like you, Karl, I have one 
suggestion. Why not start a fund to support 
all of the children you want "saved"? 
Better yet, make that two suggestions, why 
not fund birth control classes starting in 
high schools? 

Put your monev where your morals are, 

One more thing, Karl, early term abor- 

thion (8 weeks or earlier) are hard to 

dissect, since they are only one inch long. 

Carrie Gianutsos 

Central Campus Nursing Student 

Dealing With The Administration 

By Kurt Federow 

People. We all interact with people 
everyday of our lives, but most of us have 
few dealings with people whose job it is to 
serve us. Of course we have dealt with 
retail stores cashiers, but most of these 
cashiers are ourpeers of recent immigrants 
too afraid to give us an attitude as they 
strive in their quest for the American way 
of life. 

For most of us, Palm Beach Community 
College is the first largest bureaucracy of 
people we must deal with. First, you must 
fill out forms, then stand in line, then fill 
out more forms, then stand in another line. 
Dealing with a bureaucracy is a never- 
ending process. When the underlings that 
try to make the system move forward do 
not do their jobs in an effective or cour- 
teous manner, things just get worse. i 

Example, I was dealing with part of the 
PBCC administration, and recently visit- 
ed their office. I waited patiently to be 
helped, while four employees talked 
amoung themselves. The employees were 
not talking about some crucial office 
problem of a coliegue. After a few mo- 
ments I assumed that someone would 
break from the conversation and help me. 
This was not the case. I glanced at my note 
the time, sensing a possible editorial 
subject that would need some factual 
information. The employees continued 
their conversation about their coliegue; 
they then moved on to another medical 
topic about which all seemed to share 
some personal experience that they want- 
ed to relate. I shifted about and made a few 
guttural noises hoping that someone 
would acknowledge my presence and 
assist me, I mean, that is what they are 
there for, right? This attention tactic was 
unsuccessful so I attempted to make eye 
contact with someone, but the no avail. I 
glanced at my watch again — over five 
minutes had passed! The self-restraint and 
proper manners my parents had taught me 
as a child were wearing thin. Here 1 was, the 
only person standing in front of this 
counter, while four PBCC employees 
discussed personal hygiene problems, and 
none of them would acknowledge my 
presence or help me. Finally, after 7 
minutes and 45 seconds, enough was 

"EXCUSE ME," I said, "would it be 
too much to get some help from one of 

you," You should have seen the shocked 
and disapproving looks I received as a 
result of the tone I used when addressing 
them. The person w ho finally helped me 
was discourteous and full of attitude, 
though I wasn ' t sure if it was because of the 
way I had interrupted them. At that point I 
really didn't care, and to make the situa- 
tion even more frustrating, the person told 
me I needed to go to another department 

Don't get me wrong, not everyone at 
PBCC carries out their job in this way. The 
people in the CPI department are always 
pleasent and very helpful as are plenty of 
other employees at PBCC It seems that 
the departments that interact most with 
students, such as financial aid and the 
library, have an attitude when it comes to 
helping students. Helping students is the 
biggest part of their job, for without 
students there would be no job for them to 

The people who work for the adminis- 
tration of this school must realize that they, 
in a way, are the role models of PBCC 

Many of us will goon to pursue careers that 
will place us within a laigc bureaucacy, 
such as working for a large company, 
hospital, organization, or the largest bu- 
reaucracy — the government. Through 
interaction with people that work for a 
bureaucracy we learn how one is supposed 
to act when working for a bureaucarcy. If 
our interactions provide bad experiences 
of discourteous service, and of being 
ignored, then when we are part of a 
bureaucracy, we will be discourteous and 
ignore people that come to us for assis- 

We, as students, also have a responsibili- 
ty. We must realize that out needs, though a 
major concern of ouis, aie not always the 
biggest concern of bureaucracy underl- 
ings. We must leain how to communicate 
with these underlings, in a friendly manner 
to get our problem solved or the informa- 
tion we need as easih and quickly as 
possible, because that is what is most 
important to us. And if some cog of the 
bureaucracy starts giving you an attitude 
then call them on it. Tell them straight to 
their face that they are being rude and you 
would appreciate if they would help you 
without giving you an attitude. If this 
doesn't work then always ask to speak to a 


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The Martha Graham Ensemble To 
Dance At The Duncan 

On February 14 & 15, the Martha 
Graham Ensemble,under the direction 
and dedicated efforts of Yuriko and 
through the courtesy of the Martha 
Graham Dance Company, will perform 
at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth 
campus of the Palm Beach Community 
College campus at 8 P.M. both nights. 
Also, there will be a master class open to 
the public free on Feb. 15 at 2 P.M. at the 
Klein Dance Inc. in Lake Worth. This 
extremely talented young group of dan- 
cers will provide a distinct freshness and 
spirit to the power of the Graham reper- 
toire and technique. 

The Martha Graham Ensemble was 
created in 1982 in response to severa^l 
needs. A strong interest from the schools 
to introduce the work of our century's 
most innovative artist so that students 
could experience, first hand, Martha 
Graham's outstanding contribution to 
the world of dance theatre. The second 
reason, was to provide a training ground 
for the future generation of Martha 
Graham Dance Company members. 
Since then the EEnsemble has become 
as important component in the profes- 
sional world of modern dance. 

Under the careful direction of Yuriko 
the Ensemble has grown significantly 
over the past years and has increased its 

performance schedule to more than forty 
performances per year. 

Yuriko, a Japanese American born in 
California, received her yearly training 
in Japan. In 1943 she was granted a 
scholarship to the Martha Graham 
Dance Company and she was a soloist 
for many years of national and interna- 
tional tours. Amoimg the premier pro- 
ductions of the Giaham Company in 
which Yuriko danced are: Appalachian 
Spring, Cave of the Heart, Embattled 
Garden and CClytemnesta. 

The program for both nights at the 
Duncan include Acts, of Light, Diver- 
sion of Angels, HI Penilenlc and Secular 

The Martha Graham Ensemble is 
sponsored in part by (he Dance on Tour, 
a special inivative of the National En- 
dowment for the Arts in Partnership with 
the Southern Arts Federation, the Flori- 
da Department of State, Division of 
Cultural Affairs through the Florida Arts 
Council and the Palm Beach County 
Tourist Development Council. 

Tickets for this event are $25, $20 and 
$15 and are available from the Box 
Of fice 12 noon to 5 p.m. (407) 439-8141. 
An infrared hearing system is available 
on request fron the Box Office. 

"Bugsy" A Sure Oscar Winner 

By D.S. Ullery 

When the credits began to roll and the 
house lights went on at the conclusion of 
Warren Beatty's latest film "Bugsy", I 
found myself bewildered. Thoughout 
1991 my firm belief was that Anthony 
Hopkins was going to easily procure this 
year's oscar for Best Actor, for his work 
as Hannibal Lechter in "Silence of the 

Now, after seeing Beatty portray Ben- 
jamin Seigel (only a fool would call him 
Bugsy to his face) - the man who created 
the gambling empire known as Las 
Vegas - I'm not sure of anything. His 
performance has got to Hollywood on 
Business, gets caught up in the glamour 
of the stars and starlets, and is inspired to 
create what he is sure will be a multi - 
million dollar gambling operation. 

Along the way he falls in love with a bit 
actress by the name of Virginia Hill, 
played by Annette Benning (Beatty's 
real life love interest, by the way) with an 
abundance of intelligence, spunk and 
nergy. Oh, and a great deal of treachery. 
^ a matter of fact, it was his love for Hill 
that eventually led to Seigel's murder. 

There were other factors involved 
though - Hill's former lover was one 
Seigel's fellow mobsters, and he was 
indebted to various gangsters for million 
of dollars, some of which resulted from 
his constant reovations to Las Vegas, and 
another sum - two million dollars - 
which was stolen from the Mafia by Hill. 
The gangsters decided that she was 
Bugsy 's woman, and therefore it was his 
responsibility. So they killed him. 

All of this is incorporated into the plot, 
which moves along so well that the film 
does not seem to last its extensive 
running time of two and a half hours. 
.Viewers won't care about time - they will 
be too captivated by Beatty, who moves 

through this film like a kid in a candy 
store, relishing the role as he paints a 
thorough oicture of Bugsy was. There are 
moments of graphic violence as well, 
viewers should not walk into this film 
expecting it to be tame. It's not. 

There are other frightening moments, 
such as the various sequences when 
Seigel loses his cool and displays his 
more barbaric tendencies for a few 
minutes at at time. (There's a scene 
where Seigel forces a lackey to bark like 
a dog that is both compelling and utterly 
terrifying.) These scenes add and ele- 
ment of depth that in missing from many 
Mafia-oriented films; the viewer is al- 
lowed to see beyond the charming, so- 
phisticated Ben Seigel that most of the 
world knew, and witness his ominously 
psychotic dark side. 

The cinematography is excellent, add- 
ing interesting new twists to liven up key 
sequences, such as the first time Seigel 
and Hill make love (it takes place behind 
a projection screen, in silhoutte), and the 
special effecnt in the scenes of violence 
are unsettlingly realistic. 

"Bugsy" is one of the gieatcst films I 
have ever seen, and is definitely a wel- 
come addition to the seemingly endless 
cycle of gangster films that Hollywood 
has been producing for the past five 
years. With the exception of the "God- 
father" films, this picture is the most 
intriguing examination of how the Mafia 
works that I've evci laid eyes on. 

The Academy Awards is going to be a 
battle royale this year. 

There is "Silence of the Lambs." 
There is "JFK". "Fried Green Tomat- 
oes" is causing quite a stir. And then we 
have "Bugsy." I'm putting the money on 
either "Lambs" or this film. As Seigel 
himself would say, "No problem." 


Stop Smoking. 

American Heart 

February 12, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 5 

"Cradle" Not For The 
Faint Hearted. 

By D.S. Ullery 

The new thriller "The Hand That 
Rocks The Cradle" is absolutely terrify- 
ing. This film was created for the sole 
purpose of scaring the living daylights 
out of everyone in the audience, and it 
succeeds with flying colors. 

That's not an exaggeration. Every- 
thing in the film is calculated to milk the 
plot - which concerns a vengeful wom- 
an's vigil of terror against a happy family 
- for all the suspense it's worth. The 
music, the way the story unfolds, and the 
cinematography all develop what could 
have (and by all rights should have) been 
a B-movie into one of the scariest films 
this side of "The Silence of the Lambs. " 
The element that is primarily respon- 
sible for the films' success is the nature 
of the acting. Rebecca DeMornay plays 
the vengeful, psychotic nanny who de- 
stroys the family's peace, and she can 
switch back and forth between angelic 
innocence and pure, unbridled malevo- 
lence like no other actress I have ever 

Then there is Annabella Sciorra as the 
object of the nanny's vengeance. Sciorra 
is convincing as the victim, if a bit slow 
to figure out that everything is going to 
hell. She definitely comes across as a 
mother - and the scenes wherein she 

finally fights back are involving enough 
as to draw a round of applause from the 

Then there is the character that makes 
this into a top of the line motion picture - 
a mentally handicapped handyman by 
the name of Soloman. He's played by 
Ernie Hudson, whom most moviegoers 
will remember as Winston, the fourth 
Ghostbuster. Hudson's performance is a 
pleasant surprise - there wasn't a mo- 
ment during this film when I wasn't 
thoroughly convinced of his handicap. 
There is one sequence during which 
Solomon cries that will really make 
viewers pity him. 

"The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" 
is, inevitably, going to invite comparison 
to the film "Fatal Attraction", due to the 
central character being a psychotic wom- 
an. In truth, the stories are different, but 
in terms of suspense this surprising little 
thriller easily tops its big-budget semi- 
cousin. This film has my highest reco m- 
mendation as a must-see for the genre. 

In case you're curious, I have no 
intensions of even remotely describing 
the plot. This isn't the kind of film that I 
can discuss without giving away some of 
the surprises, so in that arena you arc on 
your own. Be warned - this is not a film 
for the faint of heart. 


Looking Ahead 

By D.S. Ullery 

Welcome to the second edition of 
CinemAttractions, where the Beach- 
comber entertainment department 
brings you - the reader - news about 
upcoming film and television projects. 

Film: We start with the horror/fantasy 
genre this time, as there is a lot of activity 
going on there. Director John Carpenter 
has placed aside his plans to film a 
remake of "The Creature from The 
Black Lagoon" for now in order to take 
on the project Memoirs of character, who 
finds himself invisible after an explo- 
sion in the office building he's employed 
at. Carpenter says that the film, which 
will be played for both suspense and 
laughs, will have quite a few amazing 
special effects, provided by the award - 
winning "Industrial Light and Magic" 
crew. No release date has been given. 

Also on the horror front, those grie- 
vous ghouls who give Rubik's Cube a 
bad name are coming back for another 
round of bloodletting. Yep - Pinhead and 
clan will haunt movie screens this year in 
the horror - fest "Hellraiser III : Hell on 
Earth." This time the guiding light 
behind the Cenobites - Clive Barker - is 
stepping aside as screenwriter, making 
room for Pinhead actor Bradley Atkins to 
take over. Thake heed, though, Barker 
has already given the actor lavish praise 
for his script, saying it is the scariest to 


Outerspaceanddistantworlds -usual- 
ly these are amoung a dreamer's flights 
of fancy. But somewhere in space a breed 
of bizarre, hideous monsters is sbout to 
change all of that - again. Memorial Day 

marks the return of officer Rpiiey and 
those nasty, face-hugging monstrosities 
in "Alien III". Be warned - the queen is 

back. Als, 'Aliens" director James Cam- 
eron is not. 

The King is back, too - Stephen Ki n g. 
The man who many have dubbed the 
"Modern day Edgar Allan Poe" has 
written his first screenplay not based on a 
written work. "The Sleepwalkers", cur- 
rently filming for a possible October 
release, marks the first time King lias 
written a script solely for the screen. (So 
if someone asks you if you've read the 
book, laugh at them.) 

In the action genre, Richard Donner 
returns to direct those two - Fisted 
officers of the law Danny Glover and fvXel 
Gibson in "Lethal Weapon III", slated 
for release this summer. This film, like 
it's predecessors, will stress a great deal 

ofhumoraswell as extensive stuntwork. 

Television : Former "Freddy 
Krueger" actor Robert Englund can 
be seen weekly on NBC, in his new 
television series "Nightmare Cafe", 
And 'Doogie Howser" creator Steven 
Boccho has returned to provide a new 
animated sitcom by the title of "Capi- 
tol Critters", which highlights the 
escapades of a group of assorted in- 
sects and rodentia who have taken up 
residence beneath the White House. 
Neil Patrick Harris, TV's "Doogie 
Howser", even supplies one of the 
voices. The show can be seen on ABC. 

And that wraps up the CinemAt- 
tractions for this issue. Until next time, ' 
watch this space for further entertain- ' 
ment bulletins... 



The Day The Music Died FREDDIE MERCURY: 1946-1991 

By Jason Wilkeson 

On November 24th, 1991, rock and 
roll lost one of it's major talents to the 
AIDS virus for the first time. Freddie 
Mercury, the flashy lead singer of 
"Queen", died at the age of forty-five, 
ironically only one day after he had 
confirmed rumors that he had contracted 
the disease 

Mercury's real name was Frederick 
Bulsara. He was born on the island of 
Zanzibar, in Africa, on September 5, 
1946. He lived in Bombay, India until 
moving to England in his pre-teens. 

Mercury began his musical career in a 
band that went by the name "Wreck- 
age", while attending a college for the 
creative arts. He dubbed himself Freddie 
Mercury after the messenger of the gods 
in Roman mythology. During this time, 
he became friends with another local 
group, known as "Smile," whose mem- 
bers included future "Queen" guitarist 
Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. 
When "Smile" disbanded, Mercury, 
May, Taylor, and bassist John Deacon 
joined forces and formed "Queen" in 
1971. Though they rehearsed often, the 
band played few gigs until they had 
finished college. (Mercury earned a 
degree in graphic design, Deacon in 
electronics, and May earned a Ph.D in 
Astronomy, while Taylor earned a Ph.D 
in Biology.) 

In 1973, they began to tour after 
releasing their self-titled debut album. 
They debuted in the U.S. after their 
second album, as an opening act for Mott 
the Hoople. Whileboth albums sold well 
in Engl and, they were scarcely noticed in 

"Queen" finally broke onto the U.S. 
charts with the 1974 releases of "Sheer 
Heart Attack", which yielded the band 

their first hit "Killer Queen". That song 
went to number 12 on the charts. With 
this success, Queen began to tour as a 
headlining band. "Sheer Heart Attack" 
became the band's first album to go gold 
in the U.S. 

On the next album, "Night at the 
Opera", the group was getting more 
confident and as a result, more experi- 
mental. Mercury, whose main influence 
was rumored to be Liza Minnelli, took a 
leap off of the beaten path of rock and 
roll and penned a six-minute gem enti- 
tled "Bohemian Rhapsody," The song 
begins as a ballad, then transforms into 
an intricately layered operatic piece, and 
finally into a thunderous metal on- 
slaught. "Bohemian Rhapsody" 
reached number 9 in the U.S., and topped 
British charts for nine weeks, breaking 
a record held by Paul Anka. The song 
remains a staple of album-oriented rock 

In 1977, the group scored their first 
platinum album with "News of the 
World", on the strength of the double- 
bill "We Will Rock You" and "We Are 
The Champions", the latter having gone 
on to become an anthem for gay rights 
activists, much to the amusement of 
Mercury, who was becoming known for 
his lavish and carnal lifestyle. 

"Queen" finally topped U.S. charts in 
1979, with thesinglc "Crazy Little Thing 
Called Love" , which was performed in a 
style similar to that of Elvis Presley. The 
following year, "Queen" did it again, 
with thebass-heavy "Another OneBites 
the Dust." They had a few minor hits 
after that, but their popularity was wan- 
ing, and they dropped out of the spotlight 
in the early eighties. 

Although "Queen" continued to re- 
cord together up until Mercury's death, 

the group had little success. Perhaps 
their best moment came in 1985, with 
their performance at Live Aid. Most 
people agreed (including organizer Bob 
Geldof) that they were the best act of the 
day. That's quite a compliment, consid- 
ering that they shared the stage with 
legends of rock - and - roll as Paul 
McCartney and Led Zeppelin (reunited 
for the first time since the dealth of their 
drummer, John Bonham, in 1980). 

"Queen" continued to tour for a brief 
time before giving their final perform- 
ance in 1986 at Kncbworth. Mercury 
then retreated to London home, spend- 
ing much of his time with longtime 
companion Mary Austin. Rumors began 
to crop up that Mercury had contracted 
AIDS, but he repeatedly denied those 

The rumors became widespread in 
1991, when Mercury did not attend the 
party for the release of the "Queen's" 
latest album "Innuendo". Mercury was 
never known to miss a good party, so 



The members of the student govern- 
ment (S.G.A.) and other PBCC student 
activities groups are sponsoring a Com- 
edy Night to be held in the student 
activity lounge. Anyone who would like 
to volunteer to perform a comedic rou- 
tine should call Dawn Holder in the 
student government office at 439-8228 
or talk to Esther Stuart at 439-8227. 

Volunteer comedians will be paid for 
their stand-up routines if possible. 

The Comedy Night is set for March 20 
at 7:30 P.M. to 9;30 P.M., Friday night. 
Two professional comedians will be 
performing along with the volunteers. 
Tickets will be one or two dollars (de- 
pending upon the talents that shows up). 
Come on out and enjoy the fun. 

"Either Of The Bride 59 
Well Made Remake 

By D.S. Ullery 

The recently released reworking of the 
Spencer Tracy classic "Father of the 
Bride" has only one flaw - it's too slow at 
times. There were periods of restlesness 
when there should have been laughter. 
But, thankfully, that didn't happen very 
often, and as a result I can say that 
viewing the film was a pleasure 

That's due to several factors. The story 
is basic - father is a nervous wreck about 
his "Little girl's" upcoming wedding. 
He feels that her beau will take over the 
place he perviously held in her heart. 
Consequently, he acts like a jackass (as 
only fathers can do) and general y makes 

It's fun to watch Steve Martin as the 
title character. He works the dramatics 
well, but is better at the comedy.(There is 
Tscene in this film where Martin waxes 

ballistic over excess hot dog buns ma 
supermarket that was so funny it made 
my eyes water.) 

Then there is Dianne Keaton as Mar- 
tin's calm, collected wift who begins to 
lose her grip when he loses his. Keaton's 
performance is, as always, well realized. 
It's good to see that she still has what it 


Now we come to the highlight of the 
film - Martin Short as a wedding coordi- 
nator who can scarcely speak English, 
and as a result is seldom understood by 
Martin, Keaton, or anyone else within 
the wedding party. His kinetic body 
movements and gloriously overplayed 
accent make for the funniest movie 
character since Eddie Murphy met 
"Serge" in "Beverly Hills Cop." 

In the end, I walked out of "Father of 
the Bride" glad that I had taken some 
time form my schedule to see it. It's the 
kind of movie that stresses the important 
things in life: love, family, and letting go. 
It's a eood film, the kind there should be 
more of. "Father of the Bride" is that 
rarity of rarities - a well made remake. 

many felt that his health must have 
failed. The media continued to pry, but 
still Mercury denied having the virus. 

Finally, on November 23rd, 1991, Mer- 
cury released a press statement that 
announced that he was indeed dying as a 
result of AIDS. In the statement, Mercu- 
ry said, "The time has come for my fans 
around the world to know the truth." He 
also stated that he had kept quiet about 
the matter because his privacy was im- 
portant to him. Mercury made eighteen 
"Queen" albums, which have sold over 
80 million copies. But importantly, he 
brought to rock - and - roll something 
that is a rarity these days - a real sense of 
grandeur and showmanship. 

One definied affect of Freddie Mercu- 
ry's dealth will be the renewed sense of 
reality among other musicians. AIDS is 
for real, and many of these superstars 
will be compelled to re-examine their 
own lifestyles. Then maybe we won't 
begin to lose musicians to AIDS today 
like we did to drugs in the past. 

Chris Reeve - Still Super? 

By D.S.Ullery 

It has recently been announced that 
production will begin on the fifth install- 
ment of the popular "Superman" series. 
Producer Illya Salkind has remarked - 
somewhat suprisingly - that actor Christo- 
pher Reeves may not be returning to his 
trademark role as the Man of Steel. The 
reason? Age. It is felt that reeves may be too 
old for the part. 
' On the flip side Reeves, who is 39, has 

let it be known that he can handle playing 
the superhero again. For the record, the 
film's working title is "Super: The New 
Movie." Considering that this is the fifth 
installment of the series, that's an oxymor- 
on at best. One can only hope that this film 
is a better product than the fourth, the 
pathetic "Quest for Peace." There's a 
chance it will be, provided that Reeve - 
should he retain the role - isn't allowed to 
write the screenplay. 


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February 12, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 7 

Brian Bowl Regional Tournament 

By Margo V. Mazzeo 

On Friday, February 14, the Brain 
Bowl Regional Tournament will be held 
at the Central Campus of PBCC This is 
the first time that Central Campus will 
host this one-day event which will run 
from 9 a.m. in Rooms AH201 and 

The Brain Bowl competition consists 
of four teams of outstanding students 
representing PBCC (central and north 
campuses),Broward Community Col- 
lege and Keys Community College. The 
teams compete to correctly answerques- 
categories: humanities, social sciences, 
natural sciences, and mathematics. An 
additional general category combines 
all four areas. Questions are written by 
faculty members and are taken directly 
from curriculum taught on the state- 
wide level. 

Scholarship awards are presented to 
all team members for participating 
whether or not their team wins. Addi- 
tional scholarships to other universities 
arc awarded to the wining team. 

PBCC team members have already 
been selected. Mi. Joel Reardon, central 
campus brain bowl coach, says, that 
there is no specific requirements (such 
as high GPA) to Pai ticipatc in the tourna- 

The pre-tournament schedule consists 
of organizational meetings and practice 

sessions to picparc the team. At the 
actual tournament, the prcsure is on, as 
all four teams will compete in 15 to 20 
minute question sessions with 10 minute 
breaks in between. 

Each team member has to answer their 
question within five seconds and use a 
buzzer to register then answer. The 
competition is also videotaped for "pro- 
tests"; that is, to challenge answers or 
procedural errors. 

Upon winning the tournament, the 
successful team will go on to compete at 
the state tournament which will be held 
in March. The definite location is not yet 
available foi that event. According to 
Reardon, Ocala is being considered. 

Reardon has been the tournament 
coach for the event forthc past four yeais. 
Mrs. Rita Doughcity is the tournament 
cooidinatoi. Then goal is to eventually 
create an internal tournament from all 
four PBCC campuses and send an all- 
state team to compete inlhc icgionals. 

This yeai, the team has enjoyed a lot of 
support from PBCC in icims of in- 
creased scholaislup monies. Additional- 
ly, the regional tournament will receive 
assistance foim the Phi Thcla Kappa 
Honor Society and the Student Govern- 
ment Association, bothof which will act 
as hosts for the event. 

Students, faculty, stall", and the general 
public arc invited to attend this exciting 
regional loumcmcnt 

Panthers Baseball Opens Season 

By Rob Gerard 

It is close to Superbowl Sunday, but in 
the dugout no one dared mention foot- 
ball. It is only baseball that is to occupy 
the attention of the players, and for 
Coach Craig Gero's Panthers, practice is 
a serious and physical routine. A time to 
concentrate, to tone up, to reflect on the 
previous year's victories, and to antici- 
pate an even better season. 
PBCC baseball, which opens Febru- 
ry 3 with a double-header beginning at 
ve p.m., against Palm Beach Atlantic, is 
aseball at its best. It assures every fan 
nd spectator who can attend the games a 
hance to watch the big-leaguers of 

As pre-season preparations come to- 
gether with every practice, where else 
would be a suitable, if not, perfect place 
to run a practice but on the pitching 
nound itself. It is not uncommon to see 
oach Gero, "on the hill", throwin', a 
azing fastball or an inside curve to his 

This year's rookies include, John Tref- 
ry from John I. Leonard H.S. playing 
third base; Mike McPhail of Wellington 
Community H.S. playing outfield; 
Jimmy Pflug from Ft. Lauderdale in 
Broward County, also outfield; David 
Manning from Cardinal Newman, 
pitcher, and Dan DeStefano from Santa- 
luces H.S., also a pitcher. 

The baseball team has adopted the 
college mascot name of Panthers, as have 
all of PCCC's sports teams. Last season 

the Panthers finished 32-16 (14-10 in 
conference play), to give coach Gero a* 
two year total of 64 wins and just 36 

The Panthers led the stale with a .318 
hitting percentage last year, very healthy 
by all standards. 

Returning playeis from last year in- 
clude: Jimmy Davis at shortstop .333 
with 39 RBI's and seven home runs; 
Alex Daiz first base .333, outfielders 
Steve Meyer .340, and Gary Peters .389. 

The team would not be complete 
without its pitching staff, which the 
Palm Beach Post describes as "deep and 

The staff includes 1 T.J. Schenbeck 7-2 
with a 2.80 earned mn average (ERA); 
Brian Meikey 6-0, 2.21 ERA; Marty 
Reinhardt with seven saves; Shane 
McDaniel 2-0, 2.48 ERA; and redshirt 
sophmore, Mark Lucas 

To these playeis baseball is a way of 
life. The stait of a new season for a 
winning team is a special time; it brings 
alive the hopes and dreams of rookies 
and veterans alike for one purpose: To 
win and to play the game they love! 

The fiist confeience game is sched- 
uled for February 20 here on central 
campus at 4:00 p.m.; roughly half the 
games on the Pantheis schedule are on 
the road. 

The PBCC Pantheis are playing in the 
State Tournament at Boardwalk May 1- 
6, Friday-Wednesday, with times to be 

Intramural Soccer 

By Mike Mitseff 

The Students for International Undres- 

tanding club (SIU) is starting a men's 

soccci team beginning Thursday, Janurary 

30 at 3:00 p.m., and if you are interested in 

playing, show up to play. Thete are already 

20-30 men signed up on the soccer field 

icidy lo play You do not need to be a 

membci of thcSIUdub to play soccer. The 

sm to/ Icani meets two days a week, 

Wednesdays .it 4:00 pin after the SIU 

meeting adjourns, and 3:00 p.m. Thursday 
afternoon. The team is under the auspices 
of Bobbi Knowles, who is in charge of all 
intramural sports on campus. 

The SlUclub meets every Wednesday at 
3:00 p.m. in the Student Activity Center. 

The tentative coach for the soccer team 
is a professional soccer player from Ar- 
gentina, Carlos Anteo. 

Lady Panthers 
Ranked Na3 In State 

By Mike Mitseff 

The Lady Panthers won their sixth game 
against a foridable Indian River Commu- 
nity College team January 29. Although 
the Panthers have lost seven games, three 
by forfeit, they are currently the No. 3- 
ranked team in the state. They have a 
conference record of three wins and one 

Rebounding helped the Lady Panthers 
(6-7, 3-1) stop the Lady Pioneers (5-8, 
2-2) in a game that was close at the end. 
Lciah Young scoured the boards for 16 
rebounds, Janetta Graham nine, Debra 
Williams and Catina Reed split 16 for 
eight apiece, and Jenji Washington 

grabbed seven for a total of 54. IRCChad a 
total of 30 rebounds. 

PBCC led by 14 points for awhile in the 
first half, and clung to a lead of six at 

"We let our guard down in the second 
half," PBCC coach Sandra Booker said. 
"We had to play more man-to-man than I 
like to with only seven players. The 
Pioneers have some good shooters." 

High scorer for IRCC was Jane Mingo 
who netted 25 points and Mildnette Willi- 
ams added 17 more for the Pioneers. 

Catina Reed led the Panthers with 15 
points, Debra Williams had 14, and Dcnisc 
Lee had nine assists. 

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Panthers 12 - Game Win 
Streak Ended 

By Mike Mitseff 

The final seconds ticked off the game- 
clock in spite of a new hundred fervent 
Panther fans chanting: Defense! Defen- 
se! The PBCC men's basketball team 
had just lost their first game at home in 
almost two years. 

Miami-Dade/North took an early 
lead, and the Falcons took the game to 
the Panthers from the beginning basket. 
On the Boards, Miami out-rebounded 
and out-hustled the Panthers for the 
entire first half; the lead seesawed three 
or four times. Miami regained the lead 
22-20, with 6:25 left in the first half, on a 
five point, two basket play. Mark Roberts 
(15 points) slammed the ball home for 
two points, and Jose Besu (nine points) 
followed an offensive rebound'with a 
three point 22 foot jumper. 

The Miami-Dade/North Falcons then 
banged in 1 1 unanswered points to lead, 
28-20, with 4:10 remaining in the first 

The PBCC Panthers came alive with 
an eight point run of their own to tie the 
game 28-28; the half ended on a two 
pointer by Marte' Smith to end the first 
half 30-28. 

Miami started the second half by tying 
the score 30-30 PBCC pulled away to a 
36-321ead behind theshooting of Marte' 
Smith (14 points), Michael Streeter ( 10 
points), and Malcom Nicholas (10 
points), but the Falcons came roaring 
back and tied thegame 38-38. It was.tied. 
again at 41-41, then 45-45 with 11:50 
left in the game; the Panthers went ahead 
again 49-45 on scores by Elijah Maxey 
(eight points), and Smith. The Falcons 
Mark Roberts and Jose Besu hit on back 
to back three pointers to retake the lead 
5 1-49. Nicholas tied the game for a final 
time (51-51) with 9:24 left in the game. 

With 9:11 to go, David DeLancy ( 19 
points) left the ground and wsished a 
three pointer to give Miami-Dade the for 
good, 54-51. 

PBCC played their best ball in the 

By Mike Mitseff 

For the first 14 minutes of the game 
Wednesday February 5, the Seahawks of 
Broward Community College, (7-13 
overall, and 3-2 in the Southern Confer- 
ence), ran with the best. 

Who is the best? The Panthers! They 
just happen to be ranked No.l in the state 
of Florida, and 19th in the nation! 
PBCC's men's basketball team is 21-2 
on the court, but in the standings is 17-6 
due to four forfeited games early in the 
season. The Panthers have won 12 
straight games since. 

They tied the game with 10:08 left in 
the first half 17-17, on a free throw by 
Tim Heath. 

Unfortunately Heath left the game five 
minutes later with a pulled groin muscle. 
Heath leads the State in steals and is 
amoung the leaders in scoring and as- 
sists. His injury may keep him on the 
bench for the remainder of conference 
play. PBCC's coach Pospichal ex- 
plained, 'With ourmostproductive play- 
er out, the other guys will have to step in 
and take over where Tim left off.' Pospi- 
chal said. „„ , , j 

Marc Farquharson with BCC, who led 
all scores with 18 points, hit a two point 
jump shot to take back the lead 19-17 
with 9: 15 left in the first half. < 

Both teams struggled for the lead in 
the next few minutes, but Malcolm 

second half, but Miami-Dade/North 
played a notch better. At 2:55 remaining, 
Durrant Williams (six points) found the 
hoop for two points to close the gap to 
within one point of Miami 73 -72; the last 
two minutes of the game Miami scored 
seven straight points, while nothing the 
Panthers did worked. The final basket 
came with three seconds on the clock, 
and was slammed home by Marte' Smith 
(19 points) to end the game 82-74. 

Miami improves its record to 11-10 
overall, and 3-3 in the Southern Confer- 
ence. The Panthers lost theirf irst game in 
12, while dropping their first conference 
game; they are still the best in the 
conference with five wins and one loss. 

Coach Scott Paopichal had a few 
things to say to his team in the lockerroom 
after the Panthers first loss in 1 3 games. 

"The first thing I told my guys when I 
walked in the lockerroom was this: I 
congradulated them for winning 12 
games in a row; I congratulated them on 
being No. 1 in the state for the last couple 
of weeks, and I congratulated them for 
being ranked No. 19 in the country." 

When asked about his team's per- 
formance coach Pospichal said, 'We just 
got outplayed. I give Miami-Dade/North 
a great deal of credit they played very 
hard. I'm not down on my kids, I've got a 
great bunch of young mcn,andlam very 
proud of them; we will comeback." 

When asked what won the game for 
them tonight, Miami-Dade/North coach 
Joe Rosado said, "Well I think that our 
kids played real hard we played well 
defensively, and we are able to put the 
stop on them a few times, it really made 
the difference. Our best shooters lit it up 
when they had to, and we got the shots 
when we needed them." 

Coach Pospichal siad that this is a 
character test for his team. To see if they 
will be able to put this loss behind them, 
because there is a lot riding on every 
game from now on 

Panthers Escape Edison at Home 

By Mike Mitseff 

Edison, visiting from Fort Meyers, 
drew first blood Wednesday night when 
Curtis Richardson (18 points), claimed 
a rebound from a missed shot by team- 
mate Robert Giles (15 points), who then 
slammed it home for a two point reward. 
Long time coach Hugh Thimlar's Buc- 
caneers not only had a size advantage, 
but controlled the play the first half with 
defensive quickness and deft ball han- 

PBCC felt the on-court intensity of 
Edison as the Panthers struggled to keep 
the Buccaneers from running away with 
the game. PBCC's Anthony Whitfield (7 
points) took a pass from Malcolm Ni- 
cholas (13 points), and drove into the 
plant foralayupbutmissed.The ball was 
rebounded by Edison's Vincent Hyatt 
(19 points), who turned up-court and 
passed to Robert Giles (15 points) for the 
easy lay up. He missed. Tim Heath (19 
points) grabbed the missed shot and 
dribbled to half-court; he then passed the 
ball to teammate Marte' Smith (22 
points) who looped the ball behind his 
bsck to Nichoals, and he fired it back to 
Heath who netted the game's first three- 
pointer. The score was three to two as the 
PBCC Panthers took the lead; it was a 
lead that see-sawed nearly 20 times 
found themselves outplayed and they 
were down by four points 45-41. 

In the second half the talent of PBCC 
proved to be too much for Edison; they 
just couldn't get the ball to drop, nor 
could they stop the Panthers. As the game 
neared the last ten minutes, the Buccan- 
eers' fast-break became a slow-break, 
and they ran out of energy; PBCC 
controlled the boards the rest of th e game, 

outscoring the Buccaneers 21-8. PBCC 
won the game 82-71, and it was the 
Panthers' first Southern Conference win 
at home. 

Coach Thilmar said, "This is a trip for 
us, I think the guys looked tired there 
toward the end. We got a pretty good ball 
club, they got the quickness, they got the 
size. Toward the end there we committed 
three straight turnovers on fast breaks. 
You can't do that and expect to win. If 
we'd converted those three baskets, the 
gamewould've been over. But you havea 
very good team here." Thimlar also said 
that Vincent Hyatt of Moorehaven 
signed a contract to attend the University 
of South Florida. 

When asked if he expected this much 
trouble from Edison, Coach Pospichal 
said, "No I didn't, I've gotta give them a 
lot of credit; I felt like they played a great 
first half, and they made their shots. I 
didn't feel like we played a great first 
half; we gave up 45 points in the first half 
and 26 points in the second half." 

What was the difference in PBCC's 
play the second half? 

"Defense. We guarded defensively in 
the second half, and we didn't guard 
defensively in the first half. We've be- 
come a betterbasketball team defensive- 
ly, but for twenty minutes we didn't play 
any defense." explained Pospichal. 

Eid.son's Vincent Hyatt was high scor- 
er with 19 points, followed by Curtis 
Richardson with 1 8 points, Robert Giles 
15 points, and Corey Powe had 1 1 poims. 

PBCC's Marte' Smith led all scores 
with 22 points, Michael Streeter contri- 
buted nine points, Tim Goodman had six 
points, Elijah Maxey two points, Durrant 
Williams four points. 

Does Your Heart Good. 

American Heart 

Panthers Turn It Up At Home 

Nicholas (16 points) hit a three-pointer 
at 6:09 of the first half to pull within one 
point of the Seahawks 24-25. Seconds 
later he was fouled, and he sank a free 
throw for the final tie of the game at 5:33 
remaining in the first half. Then, on a 
personal foul by Farquharson, Michael 
Streeter (14 points) made two free 
throws to give PBCC the lead for the first 
and final time, 27-25. 

PBCC's overwelming talent took ov- 
er; they scored 16 points to nine for the 
Seahawks, and the half ended 43-34. 

In the first four minutes of the second 
half BCC attwmpted a comeback; they 
closed to within five points of PBCC's 
lead. After that the Seahawks were 1-16, 
and the rout was on. 

The Panthers led by as many 32 points 
near the end of the game; the final score 
was 87 to 63. 

Commenting on the game coach Po- 
spichal had this to say. 

"It took us a little while to get in sync. 
One thing about Broward (BCC) is that 
you look at them, and you underestimate 
them because they're not as big or as 
athletic. We may have taken them for 
granted early, but O think that our guys 
played very well. "Pospichal said. 

The Panthers are now 5-0 in the tough 
Southern Conference with three of those 
wins on the very difficult home courts of 
their rivals. 

Tim Health pulls his groin at BCC conference game 

"We've gone through the first half of 
the conference 5-0, "said coach Pospi- 
chal, "but Championships are not won at 
home, they are won on the road, and if 

we're fortunate to go to the next level and 
play in a tournament, wc must win on the 
road. "he said. 

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April 6, 1992 

PBCC Athletics Investigated Again 

FCCAA Releases Their Findings -PBCC Answers Charges 

By Guy Davis 

Soon after the firing of PBCC Women's 
Basketball Coach Sallie Smith, The Flori- 
da Community College Activities Associ- 
ation(FCCAA) notified PBCC President 
Dr. Ed Eissey and Director of Student 
Activities and Athletics Hamid Faquir, 
that a number of athletic violations were 
being alleged by Smith. 

After investing the charges, the FCCAA 
released its findings, listing 15 allegations. 
Of the 15 violations, 6 were found to have 
merit, Of those 6, one was a duplication of 
the same instance of allegation. 

The five remaining FCCAA allegations 
are listed below with the PBCC admin- ' 
istrative response to allegation. 
Allegation 1: 

PBCC gave weekly checks to an athlete. 
FCCAA Findings: 

An athlete received checks in the amount 
of $25 on a number of occations. The 
checks were issued from the PBCC Foun- 
dation. The checks were requisitioned by 
the athletic director. 
PBCC Response / Corrective Action: 
The total award for the athlete in question 
was within the limit of the total scholarship 
amount that could legally be awarded the 
student. However, we should have proc- 
essed the award through the Financial Aid 
Office rather than the College Foundation 
and all scholarship aid awards the student 
received should have been noted on the 
NJCAA scholarship form. 
A policy has implemented which requires 
that all future scholarship aid to athletes be 
processed through the financial aid office. 
An audit process has been established to 
detect and immediately correct reporting 
Allegation 3: 

Athletic Coaches wrote personal checks to 
pay for tuition of athletes and were reim- 
bursed incashby the AthleticDepartment. 

FJCAA Findings: 

The Women's Basketball Coach wrote 
checks in the amount of $210.50 to PBCC 
for tuition for an athlete [Summer term]. 
The athlete was allowed to live with the 
Women's Basketball coach during the 
summer and was not requiired to pay rent. 
PBCC Response / Corrective Action: 
Women's Basketball Coach Sallie Smith 
is responsible for this violation. She acted 
in this manner without the consent of the 
College. Sallie Smith has been dismissed 
from employment at the College. Other 
coaches have been strongly warned to 
adhere strictly to the National and State 
Associations' rules and policies in regard 
to scholarship aid to athletes. The Athletic 
Director will vigorously police the coa- 
ches responsibility in this area and take 
immediate disciplinary and any other 
corrective actions in cases of discovered 
Allegation 5: 

Women's Basketball scholarships and 
Letter-of-Intent were created after the fact 
for several players. 
FCCAA Findings: 

It was determined athletic aid was awarded 
in 1990-91 to five women basketball 
players; however, their names were not 
submitted on a letter-of- intent as required. 
The letters-of-intent were created after the 
fact for these five athletes. Four of these 
athletes, in addition to one other were not 
reported on the 1 990-9 1 Financial Aid and 
Participation Report (FAPR) as required. 
PBCC Response / Corrective Action: 
We have taken action to improve our 
processing system sso that this will not 
occur again, Written procedures have been 
develpoed and provided to each coach. 
The athletic director will strictly enforce 
these procedures and he plans to purchase 
computer software to help in our reporting. 
Allegation 6: 
Some athletes were given gratuities. Some 


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v PHOTO BY: Guy Davis 

SGA Elections Coming in April 
See story on page 2 

Warmup Suit purchased by the athletic Director Hamid Faquir as worn by Debra 
Williams. The warm up suit in actually is a T-shirt and gym shorts that cost $20.44. 
Pictured at the signing of williams are (left to right) Sallie Smith, Hamid faquir, 
Debra Williams (seated) and PBCC pres ident Dr. Eissey. 

non scholarship athletes were allowed to 
stay in athletic housing and not pay rent. 
Some non scholarship athletes were al- 
lowed to stay in the athletic housing and 
not pay rent. Some non scholarship ath- 
letes received free books. 
FJCAA Findings: 

Checks were issued to an athlete on 
number of occasions in the amount of $25 
by the PBCC Foundation. A warm-up suit 
was given to an athlete prior to them 
signing a scholarship. The athlete received 
transportation to the school and extended 
housing while visiting the school. An 
athlete received transportation, housing, 
meals books and tuition during a summer 

PBCC Response / Corrective Action: 

The firstitemin violation 6 is a duplication 
of violation 1. The second item is involved 
the purchase of PBCC gym shorts/shirt at 
a cost of $20.44. This purchase was made 
bacause the clothing that the young wom- 
an in question wore to the campus was 
soiled and torn and unsuitable to be worn 
in the college setting. This was a one time 
occurrence and the athletic department 
has been cautioned not to make any 
purchases under these conditions in the 
future. The housing mentioned in viola- 
tion 6 was provided by Sallie Smith 
without the knowledge or consent of the 
college. As stated earlier, Sallie Smith has 

Continued on page 3 

College Republicans Visit F.I.IX 


Several members of the P.B.CC Col- 
lege Republicans recently traveled to Flor- 
ida International University in Miami to 
attend the Leadership Institute. The Insti- 
tute is a two-day intense study of cam- 
paigning techniques and problem-solving 

The group arrived in Miami on Friday, 
Feb. 28 and prepared for the seminar, 
which began at 9:00 the next morning. The 
lectures began around 10:00 am and went 
through until approximately midnight. 
After the scheduled meetings had ended, 
the group had the opportunity to go back to 
the hotel and complete 1 1/2 hours worth of 
homework assigned for the next morning 
(which again started at nine). 

Despite the exhaustion, the students 
unanimously agreed that the information 
and skills acquired' were invaluable and 
more than worth the effort. And for those 
of you who think that this sounds like 
something only a bunch of stuffed-shirt 

Republicans could enjoy, I'll have you 
know that a couple of them sneaked out 
early to attend the U2 concert. 

Those who stayed finished up the se- 
minar around midnight Sunday with a 
final exam, preceded by two hands-on 
workshops designed to test one's skill as a 
youth campaign coordinator. The students 
were split into two teams and presented 
with a scenario regarding either their 
candidates or their opposition. Each team 
laid out an action plan designed to mini- 
mize the efforts of a bad situation or benefit 
from a good one. They employed media 
techniques, advertising and public rela- 
tions concepts in support of their candi- 

The Leadership Institute maintains con- 
tact with graduates through a monthly 
newsletter and rnaintains a volunteer and 
internship skills bank for students who 
wish to work for a semester with political 
organizations. College credit and registra- 
tion scholarships are also available. 

Page 2 


April6, 1992 

April6,1992 BEACHCOMBER Page3 


Continued from front page 

SGA Elections Coming in April 

By Charles McKenzie 

The next time PBCC students elect a student government, they will be heading the 
polls five months before Student Government Association elections were previously 

Rather than voting for a new president in the fall, students will go to the poles on 
April 28-30.This will anable the new student government to hit the ground running in 
the fall, said a student government representative. 

"They'll be able to attend leadership conferences and prepare for the upcoming 
term," said current student body president Rick Asnani. 

Asnani suggested the rescheduling last year. Because he was a candidate at the time, 
the idea wasn't implenmented until this year. "Other colleges are doing this, and it's 
working," remarked Asnani. 

Important dates to remember for the first ever spring election are: 
April 6-10 - Filing for candidacy begins in Student Activities Center. 
April 13 - Candidates will meet with Mr. MacLachlan, Dean of Students Services. 
April 13-24 - Candidates campaign. 
April 24 - Presidential debate will be held in BA Patio. 

April 28-30 -Students may vote in BA patio, CB patio, or SAC Lounge from 7:30 a.m. 
to 8:30 p.m. 
May 1 - Votes are counted, and winners are announced. 

The induction of the new SGA officers will take place at the SGA Awards Banquet. 

Student Honored As Carnegie Hero 

A Purdue University student was one 
of 17 people lauded for their heroism by 
the Carnegie Heio Fund Commission on 
March 4. 

Matthew Kupec, 19, of North Royal- 
ton, Ohio, earned the recognition for 
crawling across a frozen lake to save two 
boys who had fallen through the ice. 

The incident occurred last March. 
From the shore of Hinckley Lake, Kupec 

PBCC DECA Scores Well 
At State Conference 

The Delta Epsilon Chi chapter of 
DECA attended the 27th annual State 
Career Development Conference March 
5-8 in Fort Lauderdale. Several members 
of the PBCC chapter brought home 
awards in their respective categories of 
competition. Winners were as follows: 

First Place: 
Querry Bowl — Babette Haggerty, Dean 
Holley, Ryan Hay, and James Wiese 
Human Resources Management — Ba- 
bette Haggerty 

Sales Representative — Terri Esterby 
Food Marketing — Beth Farr 
Second Place: 

Full Service Representative Manage- 
ment — Terri Esterby 
Fourth Place: 


Advertising — Beth Farr and 


Finance and Credit — James Wiese 

Sixth Place: 

General Marketing — Dean Holley 

Seventh Place: 

Hospitality and Tourism Marketing — 

Ryan Hay 

Full Service Restaurant Management — 

Mario Carbone 

The PBCC DECA advisor, Susan 
Thompson, was also reelected for the 
second consecutive year as Chair man, 
Board of Advisors. 

National competitions will be held 
May 6-9 in Anaheim, California. Con- 
gratulations and good luck, DECA.! 

saw the two boys, ages 1 and 1 2, fall into 
the lake. Kupec grabbed a tree branch 
and crawled about 40 feet on his stomach 
across the ice to reach the boys. 

The Carnegie commission has hon- 
ored more than 7,600 people who try to 
save lives at the risk of their own since it 
was founded in 1904 by Pittsburgh 
industrialist Andrew Carnegie. 

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By Chad Cooper 

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for their response to my column; it always 
feels good to hear positive feeback. I am hoping readers are becoming more aware and 

Students for Environmental Awareness on North campus are now holding meetings 
on Mondays at 2:30 in building AA in room 204. 

A canoe trip is scheduled for March 1 4th & 15 th. For information contact Mr. Burgden 
or call 626-4933. 

Political Currents on the Environment: 

Last year' s tax increase to save Florida' s wilderness from development raised 30 million 
dollars that House and Senate leaders say they want to spend on other programs to 
balance the budget. This means no money to clean up the Everglades, no money to 
restore the Kissimmee River, no money to protect Jupiter or Boca Raton's native scrub, 
and no money for already approved bond issues to protect the environent. A $32 million 
loss for Everglades and Kissimmee River restoration, decisions on these proposals have 
not been finalized. 

A new store between Brooks Brothers and Gucci on Worth Avenue called "Naturals" is 
now open for your purchase of recycled goods. Products range from a 150,000 dollar 
recycled Mercedes to biodegradable golf tees. Check it out! 

Pratt & Whitney has set aside 1,261 acres (approximately 2 square miles) of land for 
development of a wildlife corridor from the Loxahatchee River to the Everglades. 
Besides hunting andpollution, loss of habitat is the major source for wildlife extinction. 
They are quoted as being, "A milestone in Palm Beach County's efforts to permanently 
protect natural resources." 

Florida received federal permits on February 7th to breed the endangered Florida 
Panther. The new program will raise the panthers in captivity in hopes of re-establishing 
populations in North Florida and other Southern states. There are about 30-50 panthers 
remaining and their habitat is critical to their survival. 

Palm Beach County has a better recycling average than any other county in the state. 
One-third of what Palm Beach County residents once bagged, tied, and sent to the dump 
is being recycled. Palm Beach County has reduced its waste by 26 percent and are striving 
for 30. 

Two nurseries donated hundreds of imperfect trees such as red maples, 
dahoon hollies, bald cypresses, and cabbage palms to the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge. 
Trees are used by several species of birds and also in landscaping to replaceunwanted 
exotic plants. 

There has been controversy over the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) power to 
protect the public. Some generic drug companies falsify tests enabling them to get their 
drugs marketed. Upjohn Co., the maker of the sleeping pill Halcion, falsified and failed 
to report adverse reactions to its clinical tests. Apparently, the FDA is always the "last to 
find out." 

Shell Oil Company proposed drilling for oil in a Western Broward County section of the 
Everglades. Protestors including Greenpeace, Earth First!, and the Broward Audubon 
Society expressed concerns about oil spills, endangered species, water quality, and the 
prospect of more companies following in Shell's footsteps. 

If you have not already heard, there has been struggle for years over the preservation of 
rainforests. Traditional remedies from plants are the primary form of medical care for all 
the people of the world. Researchers increasingly turn to plants in their search for cures to 
AIDS, cancer, and heart disease. Recently, conservationists, pharmaceutical companies, 
academic scientists, traditional healers (shamans), the government and entrepreneurs of 
development countries have joined forces because they all believe that the tropical 
forests are vital to their long term interests and are worth more economically if preserved 
than cut down to make farmland. 

The biggest stories have been our Mercury problem and the loss of the Ozone layer. After 
three years, scientists are "far from understanding the mercury pollution in the 

Everglades. ' ' They say incinerators or power plants produce 96.6% of the mercu ry. 1 her I 
sources include burning of sugar cane and mercury occurring naturally from years ol, 
heavy farming on muck soils. Mercury poisoning can cause neurological damage * 121' 
people suffered brain damage in 1950 after eating contaminated fish. Exposure lo' 
mercury may cause learning disabilities as well. 

NASA researchers recorded the highest level of ozone depleting chemicals over North 
America ever detected worldwide. Bush said the United States would phase out 1 
production of ozone depleting chemicals, mainly chlorofluorocarbons (CJK * * s ) to 
1996; two thirds of which come from the U.S. military. The new holes (where the orotic 
layer is disappearing over an area as large as the United States, was caused by chem icals 
and volcanic dust from the Philippines' Pinatabo volcanic eruption last summer. ' i 

A recent "revolution" in California has redeveloped hair products and saici thai' 
products such as perfume, laundry spray starches, deodorants, non-stick cooking spravs l 
fabric protectants, glass cleaners and other household products must be reinvented ' 
Marketers are skeptical on how to sell the new products, but environmentalists say ' « Cur j 
droop" is a small price to pay for clean air. 

The best news is that we have an alternative to gasoline. Natural gases and met hanol 
are now being used in automobiles. The federal government received 3,1251 vans »nd< 
small trucks that run on compressed natural gas or methanol and will order 5,0O{) more ! 
next year. ! 

Environmental Organizations: "> 

I would like to give credit to the WorldWatch Institute for a report I think we sho u 1 d a ]] 
be aware of. " Environment needs Revolution; Big changes urged to save the Earth. * * The ' 
reportstates, "The global environment's future depends on altered lifestyles and a sh'fti 
to smaller families to re-establish a balance between the population and the rtatu al' 
systemonwhichit depends." Soil ero-sion, greenhouse gasbuildup, and the loss of pi-Lj 
and animal life continue to plague the world, and if environmental revolution w a / 
success, it would rank with agricultural and industrial revolutions. s 

This week'stop dog honors goes to theSierra Club. They are engaged in fightwith ,i e \ 
U.S. Foret Service and a timber company called Big Timber to halt the destruction of 
nation's forests. They have been winning battles for us since 1892, 100 years, and t he v^e < 
the vanguard (leading force) behind the fight to save our natural forests. " ar J 

The Sierra Club is acknowledged as America's oldest, largest and most effe ct - I 
grassroots environmental organization dedicatedto preserving wilderness. In the pasrtV 
years they helped pass more than 1 00 bills to protect the environment, and their act i vi * ' [ 
has lead to the protection of over 8 million acres of land. le I 


Sound good! Anyone of you interested can write to: SIERRA CLUB: 730 Polk St o> 
Francisco, CA 94109. ,,&aIlr 

Thoughts for the Week: 

1) World population grows by about 92 million people a year. 

2) The woodpecker, moose, bear, pine marten, and wolf lose their home when we dest 
old-growth forests. r $ 

3) Turn off lights not being used and conserve water when washing dishes, car a 
brushing teeth. ' JJt,d 

4) Open curtains or shades to avoid unnecessary use of electricity. 

5) Permanent markers have toxics such as toluene, xylene, and ethanol. Use water b a 
markers. ase(l j 

6) Choose unbleached paper products whenever possible. j 

7) "It takes more than a picture of a pine tree to make a product environment 
friendly." n ' 

8) Be friendlier, more positive, live in the present, get involved, you can do it! f 
Any questions, answers, requests for the column, ot if you would like to find ou t a i, t 
becoming active, please contact me, Chad Cooper at 626-4933. b ° uf : 



Cults On Campus: Choice Or Coercion? 

By Karen Neustadt 

(CPS) — As American society grows 
more complex, campuses have become 
fertile ground for cults that prey on idealis- 
tic students in search of new lifestyles, the 
Cult Awareness Network warns. 

The Chicago-based organization, 
which keeps an eye on cult activity in the 
nation, estimates that as many as 2,000 
cults may be operating in the United States, 
with 4 million to 6 million members. 

Cult recruitment activity is becoming 
more deceptive and more difficult to spot, 
experts say. Members often take pains to 
appear harmless, shedding their " counter- 
culture" image in favor of a look of 
mainstream respectability. 

"The biggest myth is that students think 
they would recognize cult recruiting when 
it is going on, so they are very vulnerable," 
said Cynthia Kisser, executive director of 

CAN defines a cult as a "closed system 
whose followers have been unethically 
and deceptively recruited through the use 
of manipulative techniques, thought re- 
form or mind control. The system is 
imposed without the informed consent of 
the recruit and is designed to alter person- 
ality and behavior." 

Through indoctrination and control of 
the environment, an unsuspecting person 
becomes bonded to the group, Kisser says. 
"Super friendly people" flatter students, 
making them feel important and cared for. 

Many complaints have surrounded a 
group called the Boston Church of Christ 
(not related to the mainstream Church of 
Christ), which is represented on campuses 
across the country. According to its critics, 
the organization uses a mind-control tech- 
nique known as "disciplining" to bond 
students to members. 

The Boston Church of Christ has drawn 
strong criticism from school officials who 
are distributing warning fliers to students 
at Harvard, Boston, Northeastern and 
Tufts Univesity, the University of Massa- 
chusetts and Marquette University. 

The church says its mission is legiti- 
mate. The Boston Movement was started 
by Kip McKean in 1979. According to the 
Winter 1990 issue of the movement's 
magazine, "Discipleship," the member- 

Continued from front page 

been warned to strictly abide by the 
National and State Associations' rules and 
Allegation 7: 

Transportation was provided to athletes on 
a daily basis. 
FCCAA Findings: 

Athletes from the women's Tennis and 
Women's Basketball teams were provided 
transportation to and from the athletic 
apartment complex and the school on a 
number of occasions. The school van was 
used by the coaches for this purpose. 
PBCC Reponse / Corrective Action: 
We did not interpret the occasionl trans- 
porting of athletes from the athletic hous- 
ing complex to the college as a violation of 
NJCAA rules. We were trying to assist 
students in getting to class so they would 
be on time and keep up their academic 
work. When we found out that this practice 
was a violation, the practice was discon- 

Additional Allegations A: 
(Found during FCCAA visit to PBCC 
February 10-11) 

One athlete has signed a Letter-of Intent 
for the 1991-92 year but PBCC had not 
submitted it to the proper source as 
required. The athlete received aid in the 
spring of 1991 for softball and was not 
submitted by PBCC on a Letter-of-Intent 

ship in the ministries totaled 28,724 in 
1990 and continued to grow. 

Rebecca Fritsley, a member of the 
Greater Philadelphia Church, refuted 
charges that the organization is a cult. 

"The Church of Christ is not a cult. I am 
a member of my own free will. The church 
follows the Bible to the letter, and I follow 
the church," she said in a recent story 
carried by CPS. 

Cult recruitment concentrates on white, 
upper-middle class youths in their late 
teens and early 20s, said Gregory S. 
Blimling, dean of students at Appalachia 
State College, who has published several 
papers on the topic. 

Studies say that cults seek out students 
of average and above-average intelligence 
who are lookingfor answers to philosophi- 
cal questions about life. 

"There are people who have gone off for 
a weekend at 19, and awakened at 30, with 
the best years of their life gone," Blimling 

"The issue for campuses is not a set of 
beliefs... it is an issue of conduct, whether 
these people are honest or not, what kind 
of high pressure techniques they are using, 
and what is their motive. Are they just 
using people?" Blimling said. 

Kisser's organization is made up of 
2,000 members who have been affected by 
cults. CAN membership is a mix of former 
cult members and families and friends of 
past cult members. 

"Cults don't convince you intellectual- 
ly, but recruit you by inviting you to.. .a 
positive experience. They appeal to emo- 
tional desires, like 'making the world a 
better place.' It's the emotional manipula- 
tion that is dangerous — actually, the 
intellectual arguments are quite weak," 
Kisser said. 

Not all cults are religious-based, Kisser 
said. "Some are operating within politi- 
cal, commercial and pseudo-therapy cir- 
cles. They aren't all on religious com- 
munes in Guyana," said said. 

Kisser describes new styles of cults that 
are in search of professional and college 
students who will soon be professionals. 
She said these groups are "more danger- 
ous and insidious" than religious groups 
because they are "increasingly subtle and 


"Because we are becoming more plur- 
alistic, there is a greater tolerance for 
unproven groups without track records, 
and students don't know how to evaluate 
these groups," Kisser said. 

Blimling added that there is some 
hysteria regarding Santanic cults on cam- 
puses, and though some students may 
dabble in it, he is more concerned, like 
Kisser, about the newer, more sophisticat- 
ed pseudo-therapy cults. 

Rev. Dr. Anselm Amadio, university 
chaplain at the Illinois Institute of Tech- 
nology, shares the same concerns about 
deceptive recruiting methods that seem to 
be in fashion among cults. 

"It's not the intense kind of proselytiz- 
ing that the Moonies used to do," Amadio 
said. "It's much more subtle. I've seen in 
some recruiting a way of trying to wean 
students into the cult by relating to their 

Amadio describes the kind of student 
who may be vulnerable to being wooed by 
a cult as "someone who has a weak 
parental relationship, or a weak ego im- 
age" or someone going through a time of 
transition or loneliness. 

"The public universities have the prob- 
lem. At a private university a group has to 
have a relationship to the university," 

as required. Room and board is not record- 
ed on any scholarship form as required for 
those who are receiving it. 
Additional Allegations B: 
An affidavit by former PBCC Adjunct 
Instrutor was sent March 3, 1992 to the 
NJCAA concerning grade chages. This 
evidence was not presented to the commit- 
tee during its investigation. 
PBCC Response / Corrective Action: 
No evidence of alleged grade changes has 
been substantaited by the former instruc- 

The February investigation was con- 
ducted by FCCAA Exective Director 
Charles Smith; Region VIII Women's 
Commissioner Jean Williams and Pen- 

sacola Junior College Athletic Director 
Dr. Donn Peery. 

The Miami Herald wrote In a front 
page story on the investigation that 
former PBCC student and basketball 
player Selina Price said she was used 
when Faquir asked her racquetball 
teacher to change her fall 1990 grade 
from a C to and A. According to Price 
the grade was changed on the condition 
she attend a few classes the following 
semester. According to Faquir no evi- 
dence has been found to substantiate 
any charges of grade changes. 

The FCCAA will announce the final 
sanctions against PBCC in May of this 

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Cult watchers are troubled about several 
new breed of Christian cults that, at a 
glance, may appear to be like other Chris- 
tian campus organizations but who emp- 
loy highly manipulative ploys to entice 
students to join. 

Of 914 followers of Rev. Jim Jones' 
Peoples Temple in the jungles of Jones- 
town, Guyana, 276 of those who died in 
1978 by cyanide-laced Kool-Aid were 
teens and children, reminds Marcia R. 
Rudin, director of the International Cult 
Education Program. 

CAN reports that an increasing number 
of colleges and universities are seeking 
information and practical advice about 
handling cults on their campuses. 

At Villanova University non-student 
church recruiters have been banned from 
the campus as a result of complaints about 

But many public schools fear that bar- 
ring questionable organizations from 
campus might interfere with students' 
freedom to pursue religious interests. 
Some private schools, however, are rou- 
tinely citing recruiters with "trespassing" 

The Cult Awareness Network has re- 
ceived complaints about the following 
organizations: Alamo Christian Fellow- 
ship; AnandaMarga; Bible Speaks/Great- 
er Grace World Outreach; Boston Church 
of Christ/Multiplying Ministries; Chil- 
dren of God/Family of Love; Church 
Universal and Triumphant/CUT; Faith 
Assembly; Fellowship of Friends; The 
Forum/est/The Hunger Project; Interna- 
tional Society for Krishna Conscious- 
ness/ISKCON/Hare Krishnas; Jehovah's 
Witnesses; Lyndon LaRouche organiza- 
tions; Lifespring; Maranatha Ministries; 
MOVE; Nichiren Shoschu of Ameria/ 
NSA/Soka Gakkai; Peoples Temple/Jon- 
estown; Rajneesh Movement; 
Ramtha/J.Z. Knight; Scientology/Diane- 
tics/Narconon and more; Sullivan Insti- 
tute; Synanon; Transcendental Medita- 
tion; Unification Church/CAUSA/CARP 
and more; University Bible Fellowship; 
The Way IntemationalyTFAL/TWIG. 

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April6,1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 5 


Planned Parenthood Offers All 
Options To Women 

By Gina Deluca 

All women have the right to choose! 
Planned Parenthood gives women the 
right to make educated, responsible re- 
productive decisions. Planned Parent- 
hood (PP) is a 75 year-old private, 
non-profit national organization that be- 
lieves that families are our future. 

This organization was founded by 
Margaret Sanger, a 37 year-old public 
health nurse who dedicated her life to 
fighting for women's reproductive 
rights. PP provides quality women's 
healthcare and family services. 

The Community Education liaison for 
PP is Nancy Wy rough. Among her many 
duties is presenting to the public the 
options available to women. Many medi- 
cal services are provided at PP locations. 
They include: contraceptive counseling, 
gynecological examinations, sexually 
transmitted disease testing and treat- 
ment, HIV testing, counseling and refer- 
rals, vasectomy counseling and proce- 
dures and estrogen replacement therapy 
are also provided. "We will work with 
you to help meet your needs," Wyrough 

Outreach programs are also a part of 
PP's way of educating the public. PP 
sponsors "National Condom Week" 
where different prevention methods are 
distributed at local night clubs. They also 
sponsor "Beach-Reach," an animal 
event held on the first day of summer 
where "safety kits" are distributed on 
Palm Beach County beaches. 

Last year PP held a seminar with the 
PBCC women's basketball team. The 

forum provided information on sexual 
activity. HIV-AIDs and other sexually 
transmitted diseases. Wyrough ex- 
plained: "PP is happy to work with all 
college students." 

Most of PP's fees are based on a 
sliding scale relating to one's ability to 

p a y- 

All services are confidential. PP will 
not share any information without the 
client's permission, according to Wy- 
rough., PP helps women make intelli- 
gent, responsible choices on all "wom- 
en's issues." The medical staff at PP is 
all female, so they are better able to relate 

to the needs and concerns of women. 

Those interestedin bringing friends 
and others together for a group session 
on how PP helps women in the commun- 
ity, contact Nancy Wyrough at 848- 

Planned Parenthood locations: 
5312 Broadway, S. Palm Beach 

4889 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth 
641-0300 ' 

132 S.W. Avenue B, Belle Glade 

1322 N.W. Federal Highway, Stuart 




Planned parenthood W. Palm Beach offers options often unavailable at other 
women' s counseling centers. 

Freedom of Choice March 
In Washington 

Journalism students, and closet wri- 
ters, this is your chance to gain valuable 
writing experience! 

The Beachcomber, PBGC's student 
voice, is seeking dependable writers 
who canhandle an assignment,follow up 
on it, and write the story. 

Also needed, experienced writers to 
fill a few vacant editorial positions 
Strong grammar skills plus the time and 
ability to gather and manage a small staff 
of writers are esssential. 

Experience with a computer is help- 
ful, since all copy is to be typed into our 
computers and saved on floppy disks. 
Writers have access to the computers in 
the Beachcomber office. We use Wor- 
dPerfect 5.1., and help is available to get 
started and to familiarize yourself with 
our system. 

Photo Editor needed: To take charged 
our dark room and manage small staff of 

Business student needed with enougli 
time to take care of our advertising 
clients. I 

Enthusiastic and energized peopkj 
staffing the Beachcomber will continue, 
to make this a great Student paper. Th is i« 
your chance to gain extremely precioi 1 
experience. These positions are for tl< 
fall terni beginning in late Augusl 1 
Please contact me Mike Mitseff , if inV 
ested, at 641-7590 and leave a me ssage,l 
will get back to you for an intervie* 
There is scholarship money available fii 
most positions at the Beachcomber. 

On April 5th, students from across the 
country joined thousands of pro-choice 
Americans in the nation's capital to 
demonstrate their support for a woman's 
right to choose. The Freedom of Choice 
March kicked off the critical 1992 pro- 
choice electoral campaign providing an 
important milestone in the pro-choice 
mobilization that began with the 1989 
Webster decision and will play a critical 
role in the outcome of elections this year. 
At the march, pro-choice Americans told 
ivery office holder and office seeker in 
the nation that America is pro-choice 
and in November, we will decide with 
our votes. We will elect a pro-choice 
Congress, enact the Freedom of Choice 
Act, and secure the fundamental right to 
choose safe and legal abortion for every 
American woman. 

Pro-choice Americans know the days 
of safe and legal abortion are numbered. 
Already, state-legislated abortion re- 
strictions, judicial setbacks, and a long 
term anti-choice campaign of terror and 
harrassment at clinics have restricted 
many women's access to medically safe 

abortion. On April 22nd, the Supreme 
Court will hear oral arguments in a case 
from Pennsylvania that is likely to take 
away a woman's fundamental right to 
choose. A decision in that case is likely 
this summer. 

The pro-choice majority is deter- 
mined not to return to the days when 
women facing crisis pregnancies had 
to choose between compulsory preg- 
nancy and childbirth, or dangerous 
back alley of self-induced abortion. 
The faces in Washington April 5th were 
the faces of pro-choice America: Stu- 
dents who have had crisis pregnancies, 
grandmothers who remember the back 
alleys, women have withstood anti- 
choice harassment, families that have 
chosen abortion, men whose mothers 
and sisters have suffered and died of 
illegal abortion, and young people from 
every corner of the nation who care 
about our future. 

The April 5th weekend was a key to 
pro-choice activity in this crucial year — 
and students were absolutely critical to 
the success of the event. 

Freshman Charged With Hacking 

The Florida Department of Law En- 
forcement has arrested a Florida Com- 
munity College freshman for allegedly 
tampering with a company's computer 


Thomas Harkey Jr. turned himself in 
Feb. 25 after police traced a Dec. 15 
breach in thecomputersystemof Cardin- 
al Distnbution Inc., an Ohio-basedphar- 

maccutical company. 

FDLE agents accused Harkey of ran- 
domly dialing 800 numbers to find 
.Hiofhei computer link, then breaking the 

computer's access codes and inserting 
his own. The computer breach shut down 
Cardinal's Buffalo office for two days. 

Agents said the foul-up cost the com- 
pany $25,000. 

Harkey faces felony and misdemeanor 
charges in connection with the computer 
breach, as well as misdemeanor charges 
of making and possessing materials for 
counterfeiting driver's licenses and un- 
authorized possession of a driver's li- 


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Letter To The Editor 

I want to take issue with your editorial 
on National Health Care With Facts. 

No additional taxes will be needed — 
the plan is revenue neutral; it uses 
existing health care revenues. 

Because all residents of Florida will 
be covered under one single not-for- 
profit plan, administrative costs will be 
greatly reduced and doctors, hospital 
and other provider fees will be con- 

Revenues will be generated from Me- 
dicare/Medicaid and other medical 
funds. Persons with income under a 
fixed amount will not pay premiums; 
they will receive free medical care. All 
revenues earmarked for health will be 
deposited into a trust fund from which all 
providers will be reimbursed. 

Senior citizens on Medicare will con- 
tinue to pay their Part B premiums 
through Social Security, but they will no 
longer have extra payments, deductibles, 

or need supplementary insurance. 

The Canadian Health Plan has been an 
unqualified success. I have spoken to 
many Canadians and they all laud the 

The doctors receive good and equita- 
ble compensation and if any Canadian 
does not want to use the health plan, they 
may use private physicians, It is true that 
Canadians pay for the program through 
higher taxes, but I would be willing to 
pay one thousand dollas in taxes for this 

The insurance companies are reaping 
a bonanza from Medicare and the pa- 
tients. They are making millions. We do 
not need to have them administer our 
plans. The United States government 
will appoint a group to handle the 
nation's health care at a minimal cost. 

Joseph Title 
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Features Editor 
Sports Editor 
Editorial Editor 
Entertainment Editor 
Photography Editor 
Advertising Manager 
Copy Editor 

Guy F. Davis 

Maryellen McClung 

Jason Wilkeson 

Mike Mitseff 

Kurt Federow 

Duane Ullery 

Kim Huapaya 

Ellen Keeley 

Rebecca Spurlock 

Staff Writers: Chad Cooper, Scott Houchins, Jason Wilkeson, 

Veronica Chapin, James Gavin, Rob Gerard, Jim Stravino, 

Richard Burrs, David Forrest, Dave Montalbano. 

Opinions expressed In the Beachcomber are those of the editors or writers and are 

not necessarily those of Palm Beach Community College. 

Letters are subject to editing and are published at the editor's dlcretlon. 

A letter must be signed, but the Beachcomber will withhold publication of the 

name upon request. 

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President & Publisher Advisor 

The Annual National Day 
Of Prayer 

An American Tradition Held The First Thursday In May 

By Beverly Kcnnard 

The Declaration of Independence, our 
first statement as Americans of national 
purpose and identity, made "the Laws of 
Nature and of Nature's God" the foun- 
dation of our United States of America. 
The Declaration further asserts that peo- 
ple have inalienable rights that are GOD- 
given. These rights are not conferred by 
civil government, but the express task of 
government is to make secure these 
"inalienable" rights. 

Fifteen years later the First Amend- 
ment to the U.S. Constitution gave a 
Pre-eminent place to the right of "free 
exercise" of religion and to protecting 
that right by prohibiting any congres- 
sional "law respecting an establishment 
of religion." 

Thomas Jefferson wrote, in his (Vir- 
ginia) Bill for Establishing Religious 
Liberty, that a person's religious beliefs 
do not disqualify them from holding 
public office. He also said that "all men 
shall be free to profess...their opinions in 
matters of religion" without negatively 
affecting their standing in the govern- 
ment. Moreover, contrary to popular 
belief, Jefferson never maintained that 
federal officials could not open their 
meetings with prayer or call the public to 
prayer on a given day. In fact, in his 
famous 1802 letter to the Connecticut 
religious association he termed the First 
Amendment a "wall of separation be- 
tween Church and State," and President 
Jefferson said he was "convinced" that a 
man's "natural right" to religious ex- 
pression is not in opposition to his 
political function, i.e., social duties. 

Consequently for the founders of our 
nation, all people whether in their capa- 
cities as government officials, teachers, 
neighbors or parents, are free to profess 
their religious beliefs without govern- 
mental interference or prohibition. By 
extension they are also free to encourage 
their fellow citizens to pray. The Jefferso- 
nian "separation between Church and 
State," understood correctly in the light 
of the Declaration of Independence, 
means only that a church and a civil 
government are separate and distinct 
institutions. It does not mean that gov- 
ernment must be hostile towards reli- 

gion, or seek to eliminate religious 
content from public forums. In the Ever- 
son case, in which the U.S. Supreme 
Court first used the "wall of separation" 
phrase, the Court summarized its mean- 
ing in the words, "Neither a State nor the 
Federal Government can set up a 

To date, the only practices which have 
been held unconstitutional by the Su- 
preme Court as an "establishment" of 
religion are religious training, prayer, 
Bible reading and posting of the Ten 
Commandments when directed and re- 
quired by the government, or govern- 
ment-directed and authorized periods of 
silence in public schools. 

Civic prayers and national days of 
prayer have a long, and venerable history 
in our constitutional republic dating 
back to the First Continental Congress in 
1775. The Supreme Court has affirmed 
the right of state legislatures to open their 
sessions with prayer as recently as 1983. 
The Supreme Court and the U.S. Con- 
gress begin each day with prayer. 

The founders understood one other 
fundamental principle concerning our 
religious liberty, It is, in the words of the 
Virginia Declaration of Rights, that reli- 
gion is a "duty which we owe our 
Creator" rather than to men, "according 
to the dictates of conscience." Yet the 
government may encourage its citizens 
to pray without compelling them to do 

The National Day of Prayer, now 
permanently authorized by Congress 
and annually proclaimed by the Presi- 
dent, is in keeping with the Constitution, 
and the custom and the history of our 
nation. On this day each year, without 
compulsion, and "according to the dic- 
tates of conscience," the American peo- 
ple are simply urged by the President to 
exercise their precious religious free- 
dom to petition the Creator on behalf of 
their beloved land. 

Thursday, May 7 is the National Day of 
Prayer. For more information on how to 
get involved and about the events com- 
memorating this day, call Lynn Doyal, 
local coordinator, (407) 487-0332, Boca 
Raton, Florida. 


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Paul J. Glynn: PBCC's Best Friend 

By Guy Davis 

If Palm Beach Community College 
ever had a best friend, then Paul (Dean) 
Glynn would likely be one of the best 
friends the college will ever know. 

As an instructor at PBGC for 30 years 
Glynn has seen the college grow from a 
small junior college to the four campus 
institution that his dedication and enthu- 
siasm helped to build. 

Although retired, Glynn still finds 
time to administrate much needed schol- 
arship programs under the PBCC Foun- 
dation. Dollars For Scholars, The Glynn- 
Stone Grant and The William A. Mosow 
Grant are three programs Glynn found- 

This year over sixty students will 
benefit from the quarter-million-dollar 
scholarship funds. "When we started the 
PBJC Alumni Association scholarships 
back in 1949, we gave five students $200 
each. Unfortunately, none of those kids 
returned the following semester. We've 
improved that average abit since then." 
The real story on "Dean" Glynn began 
years before, when his 32-year-oldfather 
passed away. 

At age 14, Glynn left school to help 
support his mother and four brothers. 
"My father died and it was a matter of 
survival for us. I went to work in the zinc 
mines of Franklin, New York and it was 
there I stayed till I was 18." Glynn 
finished high school and worked his way 
through college, graduating with a B.S. 
in science from Trenton State College. 

Soon after graduation, Glynn was 
drafted into the Army's 10th Combat 
Engineers. At the peak of World War II, 
Glynn served in the pacific campaign 
where he was injured while participating 
in the allied invasion of Okinawa. As an 
Army engineer Glynn was responsible 
for locating land mines. When one of the 
mines detonated he was severly injured. 
Glynn was awarded both the Purple 
Heart and the Silver Star for valor. 

"After my injury the army medical 
group advised me to live in a warmer 
climate, so my wife Betty and I decided 
to Settle in Palm Beach County." 

Although the Glynn's came to the 
County as strangers, they were deter- 
mined to make new friends and stay. "I 
landed a job at Palm Beach High as a 
science instructor yet that didn't last 
long," Glynn said. 

It was the President of PBJC John I. 
Leonard who convinced Glynn to join 
the PBJC faculty in 1949. He was given 
the position of science instructor and 
soon after Glynn got to know virtually 
every student enrolled at the college. 

"I was hired to teach anatomy and 
physiology yet it wasn't long before I 
found myself the dean of students, direc- 
tor of athletics, coach of all PBJC sports 
(basketball, golf and tennis) and organ- 
ized the intramural sports program." 

In his 40-plus years of dedicated 
service to the community Glynn has 
volunteered his talents and leadership as 
Director of the March of Dimes, as 
President of the Palm Beach Little 
League Baseball program and he is a pas t 
president of the Palm Beach County 
Softball League, to name a few. 

The Alumni Assiciation of Trenton 
State College, in New Jersey, just select- 
ed Glynn for their 1992 Alumni Citation 
Award. This award is the highest honor 
the association bestows upon former 
students of Trenton State College. The 
ceremony will be held June 20, on the 
same day Glynn and his wife will be 
celebrating their 50th wedding anniver- 

Now 76-years-old, Glynn still spends 
many hours on campus and may often be 
found assisting students, giving advise 
or working on the PBCC archives. He 
swims daily and takes long walks with 
his wife Betty. They have three children 
Carroll, Jane and Pete. 

Paul J. Glynn was Honored in 1984 when PBCC dedicated the registrar/counselinc 
center "The Paul J. Glynn Student Services Building". S 


Chase, Neill Excellent, Story 
Suspenseful in " Memoirs" 


"Memoirs of an Invisible Man," 
which is based on the novel of the same 
title, is the latest project from veteran 
horror/fantasy director John Carpenter. 
And, as usual, Carpenter takes an over- 
worked concept and breathes new life 
into it by approaching the material from a 
fresh perspective, as he did in films such 
as "Starman" (the "friendly visitor 
from space" genre inspired by "E.T.") 
' and "Escape from New York" (the 
futuristic action thriller). 

In this case, the concept is invisibility, 
and in 1992 when most people hear the 
words "invisible man" they groan in- 
wardly as visions of cheap wire effects 
and adolescent "girls' locker room" 
jokes come to mind. It is not a novel idea, 
and in the eyes of most moviegoers itwas 
worked into the ground back in the 
Forties, when Universal Studios insisted 
upon making an entire series of black 
and white B-movies inspired by H.G. 
Wells' original novel "The Invisible 

"Memoirs" defies those origins and 
turns out to be a well-paced, involving 
suspense thriller that, as well as show- 
casing a series of astounding visual 
effects, also sports a real element of wit. 

That's a surprise, as the film's hero — 
Nick Halloway — is portrayed by veteran 
comic actor Chevy Chase. Watching the 
previews for this film, one would think 
that viewers were in for another "Mod- 
em Problems" — a special effects-laden 
movie that exists only to showcase 
i Chase's talent for slapstick. 

Not so. This film has many funny 
moments, the type that are clever enough 
to make you smile, but not really burst 
out laughing. (My favorite comes when 
Chase is walking down a sidewalk at 
night, musing over his invisibility, and a 
hood runs up to a woman who is standing 
on a nearby curb and snatches her purse. 
The thug runs and she starts screaming. 
Chase, who the crook passes but cannot 
see, reaches out, grabs the purse, and 
returns it to the woman without ever 
looking up from the sidewalk or slowing 
his pace. The joke is that, like the purse 
snatcher, the woman cannot see Chase. 
Her stunned expression is hilarious.) 

There are moments of direct physical 
comedy as well, but director Carpenter 
wisely chooses to keep them sparse, 
favoring instead a seripus approach to 
the concept of a man who has, without 
warning, been rendered invisible. 

This approach is aided in no small way 
by the outstanding performances of 
Chevy Chase, who proves here that he 
does indeed have a flair for melodrama, 
and actor Sam Neill (usually remem- 
bered for his role as the adult Damien 
Thorn in the third "Omen" film, "The 
Final Conflict") who portrayed David 
Jenkins, a government assassin who sees 
in Halloway the chance to make a great 
deal of money, by selling his services as 
an invisible spy to whichever govern- 
ment will pay the highest price. 

Neill is really wonderful to watch and 
chews on his role like he was born to play 
it. He's a truly menacing villain. Like- 
wise, Chase is a memorable hero, and his 

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An adventure like vou've never seen. 

actions throughout the movie have a 
certain amount of believability to them 
— whatHalloway does during the course 
of this film is what anyone might do if 
they found themselves both invisible 
and pursued by the government. This 
film makes a point of showing the 
audience that being invisible may not be 
the wonderful fantasy that people think it 
would be. (At one point Chase, who 
narrates the film, actually says "When I 
was a kid I had always dreamed of how 
great it would be to be invisible. Now I 
realized that being seen was important 

Daryl Hannah puts in an appearance 
as Nick's love interest, Alice Munroe. 
Unfortunately their relationship isn't 
allowed to develop until the second half 
of the film, and as a result, Hannah's 
character is left with little to do. When 
she finally does become involved on the 
story, Hannah delivers a solid perform- 

Then there are the visual effects, 
created by those masters of the fantastic, 

Industrial Light & Magic. ILM has 
outdone themselves with this film, and 
an Oscar for best visuals will no doubt 
be in order next year. The viewer is 
invited to witness such sights as food 
digesting in mid-air, a jogging suit run- 
ning down a beach, a tennis outfit 
playing tennis by itself (as a confused cat 
and dog look on), and — in the opening 
moments of the film — a piece of gym 
that chews itself and blows into a bubble. 
The f/x team on this film does a thorough 
job of convincing the viewer that Nick 
Halloway is really invisible. 

"Memoirs of an Invisible Man" is not 
the most original film I've ever seen. But 
that lack of originality is what makes the 
film work so well. After so many years, 
Hollywood has finally produced an in- 
visible man film that H.G. Wells himself 
would admire. "Memoirs of an Invisible 
Man" works. 

visible, and light is passing through him 
rather than reflecting off of him, how is it 
that Chevy Chase casts a shadow in this 

"Lawnmower Man" A Successful King Adaptation 



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It was with heavy heart that I went to 
see "The Lawnmower Man", the latest 
film adaptation of a Stephen King short 
story. How many times have films like 
this been released, promising to provide 
a few hours of frightfully enjoyable (pun 
intended) screen entertainment, only to 
be revealed as a waste of good film? 

Like so many other films, "The Lawn- 
mower Man" is taken from a tale that 
appears in the King anthology "Night 
Shift". With a series of losers such as 
"Children of The Corn", "Maximum 
Overdrive" (which is based on the story 
"Trucks"), and - worst of all - "Gravey- 
ard Shift" preceding it, is it any wonder 

that I - a die-hard King reader - was fully 
prepared to be dissapointed? Films 
based on King's short stories just don't 

Until now. Hollywood has finally 
pulled off as excellent adaptation of a 
Stephen King short work. And the in- 
credible thing about all of this is that the 
filmmakers have done so by writing the 
screenplay in such a way that the film 
bears almost no resemblance to the story. 

The film "The Lawnmower Man" 
tells the story of Dr. Larry Angelo (Pierce 
Brosnan), a genius who has developed a 
way of using virtual reality - a technolo- 
gy which allows people to interact with 
computer programs to the point of ac- 

tually experiencingphysicial sensations - 
and a series of specialized chemical 
injections to boost human intellect. 

Early in the film, just as Angelo is on 
'.he verge of testing his procedure on a 
human subject rather than the lab apes he 
has worked with to date, something goes 
wrong and his lab is closed down until 
further notice from his employers, a 
nasty organization by the name of "The 
Shop" (And if any of you King fans out 
there have been paying attention, you 
realize that "The Shop" is the same 
organization that spent most of the novel 
and film "Firestarter" attempting to 
kidnap the little girl and her father). 
Angelo is distressed by the accident, and 
is told by his immediate superior to take a 
few weeks off and rest. 

The scene then switches to a nearby 
town, a small, back-woods type of com- 
munity where Angelo lives. Places like 
this seem to pop up all the time in King 
novels, so this particular cliche' feels 
right at home. 

It is in this town that Angelo has set up 
his own private lab, located in his base- 
ment. There he works on his intellect- 
boosting process, make all the necessary 
perfections, but for nothing. He still 
doesn't have a human subject to work 

Enter Jobe (Jeff FaheyX alias "The 
Lawnmower Man". Jobe is a big, hand- 
some yardman who tends to all the yards 
in the town and takes extra - special care 
is mentally challenged, and as a result is 
always treated in a less-than-humane 
manner by most of the people he knows. 
Angelo sees in Jobe the chance to really 
test his project and see if it will be a 
success. He also sees it as an opportunity 
for Jobe to have a chance to take a stand 

against the people who consistently 
mistreat him. 

So, after Jobe agrees to be a part of the 
experiment, Angelo sets to work, using 
the same computer programming and 
chemical injections as he used on the 
apes, and soon the yardman is as intelli- 
gent as everyone else. For a while things 
appear to be really wonderful - Jobe has a 
girlfriend, he's finally earning the re- 
spect he deserves, and his life just 
generally seems to be improving. 

Then things begin to happen. Jobe can 
suddenly read minds. He acquires the 
power of telekinesis - he can run Big Red 
by thought. And his intellect is still 

The Shop catches on to all of this, and 
before you can say "terrifying plot 
twist" everything goes wrong. Very, very 
wrong. With their help, of course. 

Without revealing anything else, let's 
just say that Jobe becomes even more 
powerful, and begins to develop an 
attitude. A lethal attitude.... 

From here the film builds very high 
levels of suspense, and becomes abso- 
lutely terrifying when the Lawnmower 
Man begins to go on the warpath. 

Jeff Fahey's performance as Jobe is 
fantastic - he is convincing as the retard- 
ed Jobe, and appropriately menacing 
once the transformation has begun. 
Likewise, Brosnan turns in a remarkable 
performance as the doctor who inadver- 
tently creates a true monster. 

And is a monster. Jobe is the most 
memorable screen villian this side of 
Freddy Krueger, and throughout this 
film he demonstrates his capacity for 
creating chaos time and time again. 

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Miami String Quartet To 
Perform At Duncan 

The Duncan Theatre is pleased to 
announce a fifth concert in our increas- 
ingly popular Early Bird Chamber Mu- 
sic Concert Series this season. On April 
15 at 3 P.M. the Miami String Quartet 
will give a concert at the Duncan Thea- 
tre. This outstanding quartet brings to the 
Duncan a highly skilled performance of 
chamber music that will please the most 
demanding aficionado. 

The repertoire for their performances 
will include three pieces from one of the 
following: Hayden, Beethoven, Bartok, 
Prokofiev, Mendelssoh and Schubert. 

The Miami String Quartet has been 
invited to participate in the Banff Inter- 
national String Quartet Competi t ion this 
summer. In May of 1991 they shared the 
top prize awarded in the Evian Interna- 
tional String Quartet Competition. They 
also won the Prix du Ministere de la 
Culture for their performance of Gabriel 
Faure's String Quartet as well as the Prix 
Espace 2 (Swiss radio) given by the jury 
of the press. 

very talented quartet, they garnered the 
First Prize and Grand Prize winners at 

the 1989 Fischoff Competition and were 
prizewinners in the 1991 London Inter- 
national Competition as well. 

They take great interest in presenting 
new work like "Summer Memories" by 
David Baker and "Concertino" by 
Maurice Gardner. 

James Roos of the Miami Herald 
wrote; "they exhibited that rare sense of 
poise associated with high caliber virtu- 
osos." Jay Harvey of the Indianapolis 
Star wrote: "This quartet can negotiate 
the most fearsome of musical hairpin 
turns with ease." In the Indiana Gazette, 
Sara Steelman wrote: "They stormed 
through the music's deliciously com- 
plex passages with apparent ease, grace 
and enthusiasm." 

Tickets for this event are $12. Please 
call the Box Office (407) 439-8141, 
between noon and 5 P.M. Monday through 

This concert is sponsored by the Ark 
Restaurant in Lantana. Just present your 
ticket stub on the day of the performance 
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The Great Rat Villain 

By Dave Glenn Montalbano 

Movie director Steven Spielberg said 
in a television interview once that the 
only movies his mother would let him 
see when he was a child were Disney 
films. Little Stevie would wake up in the 
middle of the night with nightmares 
featuring Disney villains. 

The Disney villains are powerful fig- 
ures in childhood psychology. "Snow 
White and the Seven Dwarfs" features a 
narcissistic Queen who poisons good 
girls with apples. The much hyped 
Christmas video release of "Fantasia" 
featured a sequence in which a mountain 
turns into a demon. "Bambi" features 
one of the deepest fears of childhood; the 
loss of a parent. Even the Oscar- 
nominated "Beauty, and the Beast" fea- 
tures a pretty boy villain. 

The villain of "The Great Mouse 
Detective' is Professor Ratigan, who's 
voice is supplied by resigning horror 
king Vincent Price. Professor Ratigan is 
a rat (but don't call him that to his face) 
who seeks to control all the mice in 
England during the Victorian age. Stand- 

ing in his way is The Great Mouse 
Detective a.k.a Basil of Baker Street. 
(Easy trivia question — What famous 
fictional detective lives at 221 Baker 

Basil is aidedbyDr.Dawson,Tobie the 
Wonder Dog and the daughter of one of 
Ratigan's victims. It is Basil's clan that 
gives the forces of good a marginal 
advantage over Ratigan. In the film's 
most vivid scene, Basil and Ratigan du el 
on top of Big Ben. This duel, which takes 
place during a lightning storm, left the 
mothers in the audience in hysterics. 

"The Great Mouse Detective" was 
originally released in 1986 and the 
animation seems primitive by today's 
standards. However, the mothers and 
their children in the audience cheered 
and screamed at the appropriate times. 
Compared to the aforementioned D i s ney 
"family classics," "The Great Mouse 
Detective" is a mediocre effort. Sorry 
Professor Ratigan, perhaps there m ight 
be a role for you in "Beauty and the Beasf 
Part II." 

Alternative Music: The Voice 
Of The Nineties 

April 6, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 9 

By Dave Glenn Montalbano 

With the fragmentation of American 
radio, there is no soundtrack for our 
college years. The college student of the 
late sixties will remember where they 
were when they first heard The Beatles 
performing "Sargent Pepper's Lonely 
Hearts' Club Band." Likewise, the early 
eighties student will associate their glo- 
ry years with songs from Michael Jack- 
son's "Thriller." However, what musi- 
cal artist will you remember from your 
golden years atP.B.GG? Nirvana? Harry 
Connick Junior? Garth Brooks? Madon- 
na? Primus? All are talented artists in 
their own right, but can any of them 
actually claim to be the voice of the 

Perhaps the antithesis is starting with- 
in the state of Florida. With the nine year 
survival of 88.5 WKPX FM Radio, the 
Alternative music format has survived 
infancy and is starting to walk, talk and 

run. Nestled on reconstructed New R i ver 
Drive in Fort Lauderdale is the South 
Florida version of San Francisco Ha ight- 
Asbury. The cultural headquarters i s 3 
nightclub called Squeeze. Squeeze fea- 
tures Wednesday evening performances 
by local bands on the verge of malcine it 
big; Black Janet, Vesper Sparrow, Mari- 
lyn Manson and the Spooky Kids. 

Eclectic is the way to describe the 
atmosphere at Squeeze. The dress code 
involves a mixture of military garb, bl ack 
turtlenecks, and open collared shirts 
Fashionable grooming involves a par- 
tially shaven and dyed head. Conversa- 
tional topics range from politics to mu- 
sic. First amendment freedoms are al- 
ways a big topic at Squeeze. 

While there might not be a song «, 
artist for the 1990's, South Florida does 
have first dibs on the introduction of 
Alternative music into the American 
music scene. 

Continued from page 7 

These scenes of mayhem are brought 
to life with astonishing skill - 1 don't 
know who the f/x team on this film was, 
but those people deserve an oscar. The 
sequences involving the world of virtual 
reality are so dazzling that viewers will 
find it impossible to draw their eyes from 
the screen. 

With truly amazing (and refreshingly 
bloodless) special effects, a solid story, a 

charming hero, and an absolutely spell. 
binding villian, "The Lawnmower 

Man" delivers what it should - 

good, f 

scary fun. And it does it in such a w a v 
that, whenever the title is mentioned 
even King fans will think of the filmfiygj' 
"The Lawnmower Man" is an excep- 
tional film and a shining example of how 
to make a King story work on the screen 
That's a welcome surprise. 


I can do that! I can sit before a camera 
and broadcast sports, weather, or hard 
news stories. All I need to do is sit and 
smile, nod knowingly, and read the copy 
that describes the action taking place on 
the TV screen. How hard can it be? 

Sounds familiar, does it not? We see 
someone engaged in a glamorous job and 
right away we think, how lucky that person 
is to have a job that is all fun and no work. 
How hard can it be? 

But many who set their sights on such a 
job never arrive because they begin with a 
false understanding of what it takes to get 
where they want to go. I talked last week 
with someone who sits in front of a 
camera, and who reads her script and 
smiles while the images dance across the 
T.V. screen. The road that she has traveled 
in pursuit of such a job may suprise you. 
But, how hard can it be? 

Let me introduce you to Suzy Kolber, 
the weekend sport's anchor for WPEC 
Channel 12 television in West Palm 
Beach; she not only produces the weekend 
sports program, but Kolber also produces 
the sports features that air every weekday 
afternoon on the five o'clock news show. 

That Kolber enjoys her work is an 
understatement. She brings an exuberance 
for her work combined with a playful 
intelligence that is certainly engaging. It is 
easy to get caught up in the fun and 
excitement that Kolber brings to the 
WPEC-12 Sports Department. 

Kolber was born in Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, the progeny of Gene and Sandra 
Kolber. Paul Kolber, Suzy's big brother, 
and their mother, Sandra, have their own 
video production business, while Kolber's 
father, Gene, sells advertising for various 
media. They all still live and work in 
Philadelphia, with the exception of Suzy. 

Kolber' s love for sports began when she 
was a little girl sitting on her grandfather's 
lap watching Monday Night Football. 

"I loved the halftime highlights," re- 
minisced Kolber. 

Kolber attended Upper Dublin High 
School, in Fort Washington, where she 
played every sport, but her favorite was 

An injury "prevented me from continu- 
ing in sports," explained Kolber. 



Looks So Easy! 

Leaving Philadelphia at the age of 18, 
Kolber attended the University of Miami 
on a partial scholarship. Her interest in 
broadcasting at that time was a bit hazy. 
Not sure in which direction to proceed, she 
enrolled under an organizational broad- 
casting curriculum. 

A few years later, Kolber began working 
on the television cable system at the 
University of Miami. It was there that her 
bent for broadcasting came into focus. 

While covering the newly formed Univ- 
ersity of Miami basketball team, Tony 
Segretto head of sports for WTVJ-4, who 
was also covering the Hurricanes, noticed 
her. He asked if she would be interested in 
an internship at WTVJ-4 television in 
Miami. Thus began Kolber' s involvement 
in broadcasting. 

"I was Tony Segretto's first intern," 
explained Kolber, "the summer after my 
junior year. It just kind of happened from 

As an intern, Kolber learned how to edit 
the tape for broadcast and honed her 
writing skills creating the scripts used for 

At the end of her first summer as an 
intern at WTVJ-4 they added an afternoon 
show at 5:30 and help was needed in 
producing the sports. Kolber took advan- 
tage of the opportunity and began produc- 
ing local sports features. 

"I decided what stories to pursue, 
sought them out, set them up, took along a 
cameraman and put together a fea- 
ture,"said Kolber. "I did every thing but 
put my voice and face on them." 

Kolber then took her work back to the 
studio to write and edit the material for 
broadcast. She worked at WTVJ-4 as an 
intern until she graduated from the Univ- 
ersity of Miami in 1986. 

After graduation she went to New York 
City on a fellowship sponsored by the 
"International Radio and Television So- 
ciety"; Kolber was one of 30 students 
selected chosen on the strength of several 
essays that she had written plus her 
experience in the field of broadcasting. 
Later she was one of 15 students selected 
to work anywhere they chose. 

"I preferred CBS in New York, and 
worked in the video tape archives for 
almost four months. I at first thought, what 

PBCC Celebrates 
National Library Week 

From April 6 to 10 the PBCC central 
campus Harold C Manor Library is cele- 
brating National Library Week. Below is a 
list of dates and events. Students are 
welcome at all events, and are urged to get 

April 6-10: 

Coffee: 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors of the library. 
Bring- a-book-take-a-book: Paperback 
book exchange, 3rd floor of the library. 
Video: "A Tour of the Library," continu- 
ous showings on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of 
the library. 

Monday, April 6: 

Film Program: American Classics 
Banned in U.S. Libraries, 2nd floor library 
gallery: 10:00 A.M. - Steinbeck, "The 
Grapes of Wrath" (42 min.); 12:00 noon - 
Hemingway, "Farewell to Arms" (58 
min.). 1:00 P.M; "Hemingway", a chron- 
icle of the author's life. 

Tuesday, April 7: 

Demonstration: Working With Fibers - 
The Art of Handmade Paper: Marsha 
Christo and Patrick Fallon, artist, 2nd floor 
of the library, 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. 

Wednesday, April 8: 

Your Right To Know Through Poetry - 
Poems read by PBCC's Creative Writing 
Class, 2nd floor library gallery, 11:00 

On the 8th there will also be a "Bring Your 
Own Brown Bag" picnic from 12:30 to 
1:30 P.M. The library staff invites all 
students to join them at the Lannan 
Sculpture Garden (located on the west side 
of the library) for this picnic, where cold 
drinks and entertainment in the form of 
the Jefferson Davis Jazz Band will be 
provided. Everyone is welcome. 

Thursday, April 9: 

How to Get Published - Speaker: Florida 
author Chevy Alden, writer of the action/ 
adventure novel "Black Falcon". Forth- 
coming book: "How To Get Published." 
2nd floor library gallery, 11:00 A.M. 

Friday, April 10: 

Student Soapbox - Your Right to Know: 
Student Speakers Voicing Opinions, east 
side of Business Administration building, 
11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Followed by 

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SUZY KOLBER T.V. 12 sports anchor, takes a break from covering a recent PBCC 
mens Basketball game. 

am I doing here? I found out that eventual- 
ly everyone needs to research stories that 
they are working on for a broadcast, so I 
met nearly everybody at CBS," said 

WTVJ-4 called Kolber while she was in 
New York and asked her to come back and 
produce sports features for them; she was 
hired fulltime in 1986 though 1989. Later, 
she freelanced sports features for other 
Miami television stations. She also 
worked for Perfecta Vision, a company 
which produces features for use on cable 
stations nationwide. 

Kolber received her first on-the-air 
experience while producing these cable 

"I was travelling around the country 
doing greyhound race tracks features, and 
at the time I wondered just what I was 
doing, but it paid off." 

Her travels took a fortunate turn and 
landed her a job in Dallas, Texas. She went 
as part of a Miami production crew to the 
newly formed Dallas Cowboy television 
network. One year prior to going, Jimmy 
Johnson had become the new Head Coach 

of the Dallas Cowboys. 

The company produced a coaches show, 
a number of which were live broadcasts; 
Kolber's sports features were seen in 22 
markets in five states, and also on the CBS 
affilitate in Dallas. 

"That kind of exposure got me my tape 
to bring to the station here at WPEC-12, 
and once they saw my work in Dallas, they 
asked me to do an audition tape," but 
Kolber wasn't hired on the basis of her 
on-the-air experience. She was hired for 
her writing and production experience. 

"The most important thing above every- 
thrng else is the writing." 

"There is more of an art to writing a 
piece of copy than there is sitting in a 
studio and reading what someone else has 
written, " explained Kolber. 

"People who sit and read someone 
else's material are in the top markets; they 
are established journalists who have paid 
their dues by writing for years." 

"Everyone in this business has worked 
at least one year without getting paid at 
all," exhorted Kolber. 

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Panthers At Conference Midpoint 

By Robert G. Gerard 
and James Stravino 

The Palm Beach Community College 
baseball team has chaulked up an im- 
pressive 21 wins and eight losses at the 
mid-point of the season, ranking them 
number one in the state according to a 
recent community college poll. Coach 
Gero's Panthers have a conference 
standing of seven wins and five losses 
halfway through the conference. 

The potent and diverse styles of the 
hitters, especially the awe inspiring four- 
some of Alex Diaz, who leads the state in 
hitting, Steve Meyers, Jimmy Phlug, and 
Carl Grinstead, have worked together to 
contribute their own blend of baseball 
wizardry to the team. 

On the pitching staff, Dave Manning 
and Mark Lucas lead the team in wins. 

PBCC swept the first two conference 
games against Edison Community Col- 
lege 2-1 ,5-2 then split with Miami-Dade 
North for a 2-1 win and a 2-4 loss. The 

Panthers then split a home/away series 
with Miami/Dade-Wolfson for an 8-2 
win and a 1-3 loss. 

Last year's conference champions 
IRCC split a two game series with the 
Panthers, a 4-0 loss for PBCC and the 
other a 7-4 win at home. IRCC is not in 
contention this year. As a matter of fact, 
they are in the cellar. Miami/Dade South 
is currently in first place in the Southern 

The first game against Broward was a 
close 6-5 win and the second was rained 
out, but rescheduled for March 15 and 
playedattheFAUfieldfor an 8-4 victory. 

PBCC came back from a third inning 
2-8 deficit against Connecticut Quinnip- 
iac Community College, and Gary Peters 
game winning RBI in the bottom of the 
eighth inning gave the Panthers a 10-8 
win. P.J. Meyer was the winning pitcher 
and his brother Steve Meyer hit a home 
run. The concluding game of the series 
was a 2-0 shut out. 

The Coach Of The No. 1 Team In The State 

By James Stravino 

I recently interviewed Craig Gero who 
is the coach of the number one commun- 
ity college baseball team in the state. I 
found out what he thought of this season, 
and what his plans are for the future. 

"Can you tell us a little bit about 

"I'm a local; I went to Forest Hill High 
School in 1973-77. 1 came to Palm Beach 
Community College for two years in 
1978-79, after then I went to Florida 
Southern for two years in 1980-81, 
where I was captain of the team that won 
the national championship. My wife's 
name is Sally, and I have two wonderful 
children, Ashley who is six and Bradley 
who is four months." 

"What about your coaching back- 

"I started out as an assistant at PBCC 
in 1982 under then coach Dusty Rhodes. 
In 1983 I took over at Forest Hill High 
School and stayed there until I returned 
to PBCC in 1989 where I have a 85-46 

"Can you evaluate the season thus far 
for us?" 

"I'm happy with the season, we are in 
second place with twelve conference 
games to play. We lost some players due 
to injuries; Danon Winters our second 
baseman is returning from back surgery. 
He should be ready for the start of the 
second half of the conference." 

"How does it feel to have the number 
one team in the state?" 

"It is nice to get the recognition and 
respect, but it is not necessary. Our goal 
is to get to the state tournament in May." 

"In your opinion what makes a good 
baseball player in today's game?" 

"I am looking for young men with 
good work habits. If you have good work 
habits it will not only show up on the 
field, but it will show up in the classroom 

Men's Baseball Coach Craig Gero 

as well. I think the education that the 
players receive is the most important 
thing they can gain." 

"Which is your favorite baseball 

"My favorite team is probably the San 
Francisco Giants because I coached 
all-star second baseman Robby Thomp- 
son at Forest Hill High School." 

"Who right now, is playing the best on 
your team?" 

"Probably Alex Diaz because he leads 
the state in hitting and leads the team in 
runs batted in." 

"With most of your pitchintg staff 
graduating what prospects do you 

"Dan DeStefano and PJ. Meyer are 
returning next year, along with another 
pitcher who is a red shirt freshman, so I 
think we will have a good team next year. 
As far as prospects go I want to wait until 
they sign before I say anything." 

"What is your connection with the 

University of Florida head coach Joe 

"I played third base and designated 
hitter for him at Florida Southern." 

"Tell us about your assistant coach- 

"Darryl Boyd, my pitching coach is 
tops. I knew him when he was pitching at 
John I. Leonard High School in Lake 
Worth. He played here at PBCC and at 
the University of Florida. He also 
pitched in the minor leagues for the 
Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos. 
My hitting and fielding coach is also 
tops. He played at PBCC and at the 
University of Jacksonville. He also 
played minor league baseball for the 
Chicago Cubs." 

"How has the designated hitter 
changed the game of baseball?" 

"I think it gives a coach more flexibili- 
ty with his pitching staff. It gives you the 

opportunity to leave a pitcher in a game 
that is a couple of runs down instead of 
removing him from the game with a 
pinch hitter." 

"What is in the future for Craig 

"I am thrilled to death to be here. I was 
happy at Forest Hill when we won the 
district in 1988, and then this opportuni- 
ty came (Head Coach of the Panthers), 
this was something that I always wanted 
to do. I played here at PBCC and was an 
assistant here before I went to Forest Hill 
I am happy here at PBCC now and I plan 
to be here next year and many more years 
to come." 

I have spent the entire season watch- 
ing coach Gero and it is my opinion that 
with his leadership this team will contin- 
ue to improve upon a great season (23-8 
7-5). The Panthers have seven games 
remaining in the Southern Conference. 

PBCC Basketball Wrap-Up 

By Mike Mitseff 

Congratulations to coaches Sandra 
Booker and Scott Pospichal for the great 
season that both the men and womens 
basketball teams have had this year. Both 
teams overcame adversity early in the 
season, and both teams showed tremen- 
dous character by winning their confer- 
ence with identical records 9-1! 

Though both Booker and Pospichal led 
their teams to state tournaments, neither 

team won the state championship; the 
Lady Panthers finished runner-up in the 
state, losing a heart-breaker in the cham- 
pionship game to Central Florida Com- 
munity College 68-66. 

The men were knocked out of the 
tournament in the first round by Gulf 
Coast, the highest scoring team in the 
state, 95-91. 

PBCC salutes its two basketball 
teams, Champions, every one! 


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Lost In The Birds 

by Jacob P. Getzoff 

The Baker Bowl was situated at the 
south west corner of Broad Street and 
Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia. In 
the late 1920's and early 1930's it was 
the home of the National League Blue 
Jays, as they were known for a short time 
they played at Shibe Park, renamed Connie 
Mack Stadium in honor of the owner/ 
manager of the American League Phila- 
delphia Athletics. 

The Baker Bowl had a short right field, 
it was 250 feet from home plate to the 
right field fence, which was made of tin. 
Left field was 335 feet from home plate, 
and centerfield was out of sight some 
420 feet away. The left field "grand" 
stands were wooden benches. Admis- 
sion to this priviledged section was a 
quarter, but this was during the great 
economicDepression, who had money? 

One day, my kid brother and I were 
sitting in the bleachers. The hated 
Brooklyn Dodgers were our opponents 
(Blue Jays). Usually when these two 
teams met, we sarcastically called them 
pitchers battles. Scores of ten to nine, or 
12 to 11 were not uncommon with our 
team on the losing side. 

We were watching the game, my 

brother and I, and Babe Herman was in 
left field for the Dodgers. Now the Babe 
could hit a ton, but his fielding, to be 
charitable, was a little suspect. In fact, he 
was a lousy fielder. 

On that warm summer day we sat 
watching an ordinary fly ball that was hit 
to left field, an easy out any one would 
say, but not so with the Babe playing, you 
could never be sure. 

Look! A flock of pigeons flew into the 
air-space in left field where the ball was 
hit: The birds and the ball mingled. 

Poor Babe looked up and became 
confused. He staggered around in circles 
pumping his fist in his glove trying to 
separate ball from feathers, while the 
ball fell harmlessly to the ground. 

The fans were hooting and hollering, 
yelling obscenities at the hapless Babe. 

'You're lucky you didn't get hit on the 
head,' someone yelled. 

'It wouldn't hurt such a rock head,' 
another fan screamed in reply. 

You can miss s fly ball in the sun, but 
who ever heard of losing a ball in the 
birds, well, the Babe did. 

Jacob Getzoff is a continuing educa- 
tion student here at PBCC 

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Panther Hoopsters Bound 
For Division I 

By Charles McKenzie 

High school and college coaches hate 
to lose their best players, but the really 
good coaches know how to recuperate 
their losses. 

This is exactly what PBCC mens 
basketball coach Scott Pospichal will 
have to do next season. He will be 
suffering the loss of players Tim Good- 
man, Malcolm Nicholas, and Marte 
Smith to three Division I schools. 

Goodman, a forward, received a full 
scholarship to University of South Ala- 
bama. The 6-8 sophomore came to the 
Panthers as a transfer from NCAA pow- 
erhouse University of North Carolina 

Nicholas signed with Florida Interna- 
tional University in Miami, Florida. He 
led the Panthers in three point percentage 
with 39.7, and was second in free throw 
percentage 73.5 and in assist 8.9, 
(fourth in state). The 6-3 point guard will 
also receive a full scholarship. 

Perhaps the biggest loss to the team 
will be that of Marte Smith. The 6-7 
sophomore is on his way to the Universi- 
ty of Detroit-Mercy on a full scholarship. 
The veteran power forward led PBCC in 
field goal percentage with 62.8 (10th on 
state). He also averaged 15 points per 
game with 9.7rebounds (ninth instate). 

Goodman was All Conference and All 
State in all but his freshman year at Chief 
Sealth High School in Seattle, Washing- 
ton where he graduated in 1989. He was 
featured in the All-American, Converse, 
Street and Smith Basketball Annual and 
was a McDonald's All-American. 

Goodman said of his choice to go to 
U.S.A., "Being a McDonald's All- 

American, I could have gone a lot of 
places. They (colleges) will say anything 
to get you to sign. I know the assistant 
coach at South Alabama, and I felt that I 
could trust them." 

Smith was first team All State, and All 
Conference and All Area for three years 
at Ottawa Hills High School where he 
graduated in 1 989. Before transferring to 
PBCC, Smith played for BigEast conten- 
der University of Connecticut. 

Smith is pleased to be heading back to 
his home state. He is originally from 
Grand Rapids, Michigan. "I chose it 
because it's back home. My family can 
watch me play," he said. 

Nicholas will also play basketball 
before a hometown crowd. The Florida 
State transfer graduated from Miami 
Senior High School where he played a 
role in winning two State Champion- 
ships. "It is closer to home, and I feel that 
I can contribute immediately," he said of 
his decision. 

Pospichal is no stranger to losing 
players. He has lost 24 of 25 players to 
four year colleges, and had just two 
veteran players returning to his 1991-92 
team. Although they were short stays, 
Goodman and Nicholas were welcomed 
additions to the rebuilding squad. 

Starters Michael Streeter and Tim 
Heath may sign soon. Starter Michael 
Streeter is considering Marshall Univer- 
sity, and Tim Heath may attend New 
Mexico or Georgia Southern. Khris Ed- 
den may go with Northwestern, North 
Florida, or Florida Atlantic. Other 
Panthers are also entertaining offers 
from several Florida universities. 


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Kass Hopes Votes Cast for Him 

By Charles McKenzie 

Palm Beach Community College 
Professor Mitch Kass hopes to pro- 
mote educational reform if he wins 
a seat on the Palm Beach County 
School Board in a countywide elec- 
tion on September 1, 1992. 

Kass teaches a diverse curricu- 
lum in the college's Social Science 
building and hopes to fill a vacancy 
left by Linda Meyers Johnson after 
she announced she would not run 
for a third term as the District 3 

"I'm for a movement that will 
take a new look at education and 
will really try to restructure it so 
that it will be a better system. I'm 
for educational reform not the sta- 
tus quo," said Kass. 

The school board has been in- 
creasingly under fire since a wave 

of backlashing erupted after stu- 
dents, parents and teachers became 
upset with continual budget cuts, 
and the building of an elaborate, 
$28 million dollar school board of- 
fice complex nicknamed "the Taj 

If elected Kass vows to evaluate 
the administration to insure that it 
is working properly and to change 
several preexisting policies such as 
out of school suspensions and drop- 
out programs, He believes the 
school board does not look at its 
previous policies in retrospect to 
reevaluate their effectiveness. 

Kass also believes that the busi- 
ness sector should have a partner- 
ship with education. He hopes that 
businesses will invest time and 
money into the school system. Kass 
Please see Kass/Page 5 

By Charles McKenzie 

A woman who spent much of 
her life teaching the three R's hopes 
to go to Tallahassee as a State Rep- 
resentative for District 84 by teach- 
ing the three "B's"' The Book, the 
Ballot, and the Buck. 

Addie Greene, Senior Commu- 
nications Instructor at PBCC, has 
been Mangonia Park's mayor for 
the last two terms, and a 
councilmember for the town for six 
years. Greene first announced her 
new campaign slogan to the Beach- 
comber on June 2. 

Her campaign is a three pronged 
attack on several governmental poli- 
cies and public practices. Greene is 
quick to point out that each of the 
three areas act upon and are acted 
upon by the other two. 

"The Book." As an educator 
Greene hopes to tackle the myriad 
of problems presently facing edu- 
cation. "Unless our young people 
are taught how to be self-suffi- 
cient, they are always gomg to be a 
burden on the tax payers," Greene 

Greene is proud of her. work 
with todays youth. She has been a 
professor at PBCC for 14 years and 
spent the last eight years working 
with the Big Brothers /Big Sisters 
program. Two of her little sisters will 
graduate from high school this year, 

"The Ballot." Greene stresses 
the power of voting to her Mangonia 
Park constituents as well as all citi- 
zens, particularly the young ones 
She appeals to young voters to take 
part in the governmental process, 
especially now when programs af- 
fecting Florida's youths are being cut. 

"Until our young people leam 
the power of the ballot, we will be 
faced with cuts in education, and 
cuts in their financial aid," Greene 
pointed out. 

"And The Buck. " "We need the 
buck, but once you get it you have to 
know what to do with it," said 

Greene will implement pro- 
grams that teach proper health and 
child care, and money manage- 
ment techmques in hopes of reliev- 
ing some of the financial burden 
placed on government agencies. 
She also subscribes to a plan that 
will provide job training as part of 
the welfare program. 

She hopes that these plans will 
free up money for an educational 
system that can teach these same 
programs to children. This will keep 
future generations from falling in 
the same rut. 

Anyone mterested m Greene's 
campaign may call her at 845-0847 
or visit her campaign headquarters 
at 1205 45th Street, MangoniaPark. 

FCCAA Hands Down DecisiorK One Year SuspensionlorallPBCC Teams 

By James Stravino 

On May 28, 1992 the Florida 
Community College Athletic Asso- 
ciation placed the entire Athletic 
Department at Palm Beach Com- 
munity College on probation for 
the 1992-93 season. 

As a result, PBCC will not be 
allowed to participate in post sea- 
son tournaments. PBCC President 
Edward Eissey and Athletic Direc- 
tor Hamid Faquire have thirty days 

in which to appeal the decision. 

The harshness of the penalty 
surprised and disappointed the 
administration and coaches alike. 
Faquire said "I arjj disappointed 
and hurt; I thought it would only 
affect the womens basketball pro- 

The seven violations stem from 
the women's basketball program, 
five of which were committed by 

former Lady Panther coach Sally 
Smith, who reported the allega- 

The two violations that were 
not committed by Smith were not 
violations in the eyes of the Na- 
tional Junior College Athletic As- 
sociation. PBCC, a division one 
school, is required to record any 
meals and or housing received by 
its student athletes, according to 

FCCAA rules. NJCAA rules do not 
require division one schools to 
record meals or housing for stu- 
dent athletes. 

"We will not appeal the proba- 
tion of the women's basketball 
team," President Eissey said: "we 
now have a computer software pro- 
gram that will keep track of every 
student athlete. Also we have cre- 
Please see Suspension/Page 6 


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June 15, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 3 


T , J Abortion Battle 

Dear Editor: 

The abortion battle has hit the 
airwaves in Indiana with Michael 
E. Bailey's controversial ad cam- 
paign for Congress, beaming vivid 
pictures of aborted babies into the 
living rooms of middle America. 

National network news gave 
Bailey's campaign a definite nega- 
tive slant, calling him a "zealot" for 
running "the most tasteless ad 
campaign in American his 

But is he wrong for 
voicing his opinion 
about abortion? 

Is it wrong to see the 
results of abortion? 

There is a blatant w; 
at the beginning of each ad, spe- 
cifically saying young children 
should not see it. 

Bailey shows very human and 
very dead fetuses aborted in their 
third trimester. ( Yes, , third trimes- 
ter abortions, right up to due date, 
are allowed, with some restrictions, 
in most states.) It is trury a gut- 
wrenching sight from any perspec- 
tive. But is it wrong to show these 

Bailey says in his ad: "When 
something is so horrible that we 
can't stand to look at it, then why 
are we tolerating it? Pro-Choice is a 
lie, these babies wouldnever choose 
to die." 

TV stations protested the adds, 
saying they are too graphic. Critics 
say Bailey is manipulating and tak- 

President of Central 

Hits Airwaves 

ing advantage of a system that did 
not anticipate this kind of use. 

But, Bailey has the right to 
show his adds, according to the 
FCC rule which gives any legally 
qualified candidate equal access to 
the airwaves. It states that any 
licensed station "shall have no 
power of censorship over the mate- 
broadcast by any such candi- 
date." FCC Rules and 
Regulations Sec. 
As forthe media's view 
on the issue, it is in- 
teresting to note that 
CBS, NBC, ABC and 
FOX all refuse to run 
pro-life commercials 
made by the DeMoss 
Foundation The DeMoss 
Foundation's spots do not show 
the scalded remains of aborted 
babies, but rather advocate adop- 
tion or keeping the child in spite of 
difficult circumstances. 

This is a clear indication of the 
major networks bias toward abor- 
tion on demand. Various cable net- 
works have been airing the com- 
mercials over the past few months. 
Atelevised picture says a thou- 
sand words. That is precisely the 
reason the planned genocide forces 
shun them. The secretive methods 
of Nazi concentration camps, which 
kept the world in ignorance for so 
many years, work very well today. 
Will K. Smith 

Florida CC Praises 

Booker & Lady Panthers' Professionalism 

Dear Editor: 

I am writing to commend the 
very positive actions of the Palm 
Beach Community College women's 
basketball team, their outstanding 
coach Sandra Booker, athletic Di- 
rector Hamid Faquire, and Presi- 
dent, Dr. Ed Eissey. For the last 
three years, the women's basket- 
ball team has competed here in the 
state tournament (Region VIII, 
NJCAA) in hopes of earning a berth 
in the national tournament. 

In 1990-91, the Lady Panthers 
won the state championship and 
finished fourth and third in the 
national championships. While 
successful on the court, they left 
fans and spectators less than ap- 
preciative of their actions, sports- 

-^— _ -p_-_^g_g_g-^__ 

manship, and general court de- 
meanor. Unfortunately, their former 
coach was the leader in all of this. 

This year, Palm Beach again 
qualified for the state tournament 
with an outstanding team, but one 
whose ranks were very small in 
number. They only had eight play- 
ers. Yet, this team won the hearts, 
respect, and admiration of capac- 
ity crowds who could not believe 
that coach Sandra Booker has com- 
pletely turned the attitude and con- 
duct of this program into a most 
positive and productive operation. 
Fans, their spectators, opposing 
coaches, and college scouts were 
unanimous in their praise and en- 
thusiastic support for the very posi- 
tive changes that had taken place 
in the Lady Panthers program. One 
big-time college scout personally 
mentioned that he had much more 
interest in trying to recruit these 
players now. 

The hats of Ocalans and Cen- 
tral Floridians are off to Sandra 
Booker for the outstanding turn- 
around accomplished in her pro- 
gram. This new coach deserves a 
tremendous salute for a job well 
done. Additionally, Hamid Faquire 
and Dr. Ed Eissey did the job that 
highly competent, successful, se- 
nior administrators must do to 
ensure that college programs re- 
flect well not only on the college 
but on the community. Again, we 
congratulate Sandra Booker and 
the Palm Beach administration for 
doing a very outstanding job. 

William J. Campion 
President, CFCC 


Associate Editor 
Entertainment Editor 
Feature Editor 
Sports Editor 
News Editor 
Photography Editor 
Copy Editor 
Advertising Manager 
Advertising Staff 

Mike Mitseff 
Charlie McKenzie 
D.S. Uilery 
Jason Wilkeson 
James Stravino 
Cathy Rodriguez 
Rob Gerard 
Rebecca Spurlock 
Elizabeth Castro 
Jendi Wemlinger 

Staff Writers: Karen Saar, Chad Cooper, Beverly Kennard, James Gavin, 
Dave Montalbano, Chris Harris, Claudia Kinsey and Maryellen McClung. 

Opinions expressed in the Beachcomber do not necessarily reflect the 
opinions of Palm Beach Community College. Letters to the Editor must be 
signed, if requested names will be witheld. 

Palm Beach Community College 

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Let Baby Theresa Give Life! 

By Charles McKenzie 

When JustinPearson and Laura 
Campo were told their unborn child 
had no brain or skull, they made a 
decision that would bring yet an- 
other issue to the surface of the 
turbulent sea of medical ethics. 

The question that will join abor- 
tion and euthanasia as medicine's 
moral dilemmas is this: Do the par- 
ents of a child that would definitely 
die within days have the right to 
request that their child's organs be 
transplanted into other needy chil- 

Instead of giving the opportu- 
nity of life to dying youngsters, the 
court decided to let nature take its 

course. As a result Baby Theresa 
died, and the children denied the 
opportunity may soon meet the 
same fate. 

Is the short life of a child with- 
out a brain or skull worth the 1 i vcs 
of several potentially normal chil- 
dren who are seeking life saving 
organ donations? 

Placing values over the heads of 
children may seem unethical, but 
instead of the death of a new born 

baby we might suffer the tragic loss 
of several children because of it. 
Cut the losses of these children's 
parents, let future Baby Theresa ' s 
give life! 

PBGC's Athletes Suffer for Sally 

By James Stravino and 
Mike Mitsejf 

The one year probation levied 
against Palm Beach Community 
College Athletic programs is harsh 
and outrageous. 

Fifteen violations were detailed 
in a letter sent to the Florida Com- 
munity College Athletic Associa- 
tion by Sally Smith, and seven of 
the violations were found to be true. 

Smith committed five of the 
seven violations that she so consci- 
entiously reported to the FCCAA. 

PBCC's devotion to its student- 
athletes focuses not only on their 
athletic prowess, but also empha- 
sizes educational goals. In doing so, 
the athletes remain focused on their 
goal of graduating with a two-year 
degree, and to continuing their edu- 
cation at a four year university. (In 
the mens basketball program, nearly 
100% of the two-year graduates 
continue their education with an 
athletic scholarship.) 

Unfortunately, the Lady Pan- 
thers basketball team was not the 
only PBCC athletic activity singled 
out for punishment. All of the sports 
programs at PBCC (whether guilty 
of any violations or not) have been 
forbidden to play in post-season 
tournaments in 1993. 

It would appear that the com- 
mittee who handed down this blan- 
ket punishment is not telling the 

whole story, or is just unable to 
administer justice with anything 
approaching precision. S 

The message sent and received 
is this: Right and wrong no longer 
have their traditional meanings , bu t 
their definitions are nowbased upon 
perception as opposed to reality! 


286-16, $349; 386-25, $429 
386-40, $559; 486-33, $895 

FD, KB. 369-2628. 



The Best Of PBCC Honored 

V „ 

v f 

By Cathy Rodriguez 

Seventy two students were hon- 
ored in various fields of study and 
leadership in a Wednesday, May 6 
special ceremony held in Duncan 
Theatre. Seventy two students were 
honored in various fields of study 
and leadership. 

Two students were presented 
with three awards. These dedicated, 
hard working students not only ex- 
celled in academics but in leader- 
ship as well. 

Gerald L.Willet, Jr. received a 
Leadership award due to his dedi- 
cated leadership of PhiTheta Kappa, 
the Brain Bowl award for his out- 
standing performance as team cap- 
tain, and the PhiTheta Kappa award 
for his work m the society. 

Karen Saar was awarded with 
the S.T.A.R.S. award for her hard 
work and dedication, the Overcom- 
ing Handicap Award for her deter- 
mination and help in assisting fel- 
low handicapped students and the 
Service award for her service to the 
community in developing programs 
for new PBCC students who are 

Congratulations to Willet and 
Saar for demonstrating the leader- 
ship by which the entire student 
body can follow. 

Peter Chege Njuguna received 
the World Understanding Award 
along with a $500 scholarship. He 
is from Nairobi, Kenya. After com- 
pleting his education, he plans to 
return home where he will use his 
knowledge to improve his home- 

Sonja Olson received the 
Graphic Design award. She is one 
of the first graduates of the new 
three year Graphic Design Program. 
Two special awards were given 
much to the surprise of the recipi- 
ents. The Bob Graham Award is an 
award given by the Two Year Col- 
lege Florida Student Government 
Association. Only one student from 
the entire state can receive this 

The second special award pre- 
sented was the Dean of Student 
Service's Award. This award is given 
to the student who exemplifies ser- 
vice, academics and leadership on 
campus. Both of these awards were 
presented to RickAsnani, SGAPresi- 


To Rick and all the recipients, 
the student body salute you and 
your families for serving as role 
models for us to follow. 

PBCC Students Honored: 

Computer Science - Peggy J. Robbins 
Hospitality Mgmt -JudvC Fisher 
Marketing - Barbara Avery 
Mathematics - Ja mes Clidaras 

" '"Si- 

Accounting - Lon Anderson 
Economics - Michael Yunck 
Legal Assistance - Melarne M. Bouton 
Ofice Technology - Valene Mierzwa 
Instrumental Music - Barbara Lieber 
Vocal Music - Martha San Philip 
Theatre - Jim Wilkson 
Biology - Kenneth Dowling 
Chemistry - Patricia Rausch 
Engineering Tech - Marie L Denis 
Physical Education - Karla P. Kelley 
Physics - Harold Gonzalez 

Communications - Alexandra Votano 

CPI Lab - Myra Scher 

Foreign Languages - Jacqueline Pimlenta 

Dietehcs - Terry R Knight 

Nursing - Mary Creed 

Dental Tech - Carlos A. Hoyos 

History -Melarne J Feuerstein 

Social Work - Christine A Franks 

Human Services - David McVinney 

Political Science - Jennifer Lackovic 

Psychology - Sheila E. Bnon 

Sociology - Melanie J. Feuerstein 

Baseball - Alex Diaz 

Men's Basketball - Khns Edden 

Women's Basketball - Melarne Berry 

Men's Golf- Karl Nyquist 

Softball - Andrea Rogers 

Men's Tennis - Salvatore Procaca 

Student Government Assoaanon - 

Jennie Eckerle 
Intramurals - Karla P. Kelley 
Distnbutrve Education Club of Amenca - 

Babette Haggerty 
Students for International Understanding - 

Rachel Samaroo 
Cheerleaders - Walks Stuart 
Collegiate Music Educators Natl Conference - 

Patack Flynn 
Students Amencan Dental Hygtenists Assoc. - 

AmyC Landemare 
College Republicans - David Forrest 
Phi Rho Pi (Drama Club] - Sheila L Chapman 
Data Processing Mgmt. Assoc - 

James Stravino 
South East Occupational Therapy - 

Julia Winbum 
Intenor Design - Helene Stem 
Extra Mile - Stephanie haw 

Sandra Ldlie 

Chns Warren 
Humanitananism - JoeUyn Bigelow 

Julie Hassell 

Brenda Whitaker 
Leadership - Pradeep ' Rick" Asnanl 

Willie Gomez 

Gerald L, Willett. Jr 

Julia Winbum 
Minonty Achievement - Angela Iron Long 

Demetnos King Thomas 

Jose Luis Rodnguez 
Overcoming Handicap Donna Chambers 

David Clayton 

Karen Saar 
Service - Phil Boatwnght 

Deborah Reese 

Karen Saar 

James Stravino 

Alexandra Vota 



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Photos By Rob Gerard/Photo Editor 


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BEACHCOMBER June 15, 1992 


Students Face Tuition Hike, 
Teachers Face Contract Reductions 

College Republicans Win Big in Daytona 

By Rob Gerard 

In a year when evaporating leg- 
islative appropriations fueled many 
difficult decisions, college admin- 
istrators announced at the May 13 
meeting that tuition will be raised 
for the fall 1992 semester. 

The tentative increase must 
nowbe approved by the State Board 
of Education. College officials said 
the fee increase is needed to make 
up a $1.2 million dollar shortfall in 
the college budget for fiscal 1992. 
PBCC President Ed Eissey said the 
$33.00 per credit hour, up from 
$30.00, would be refunded to stu- 
dents if the increase was not ap- 
proved. Out-of-state fees go from 
$108.80 to $128.80 in the fall, al- 
though adult vocational fees will 
drop from $23. 10 to $13.20 for in- 
state students. 

At the meeting, the trustees 
postponed the decision on reduc- 
ing the length of the contracts of 20 
instructors who are facing a $6,000 

dollar per year salary reduction. 
Five counselors and three librar- 
ians are also slated to have their 
hours cut. 

After being asked if the cuts 
were allowable, Board Chairwoman 
Bettye King informed two repre- 
sentatives of the affected instruc- 
tors that the contract cuts were 
permissible with a 10 day prior 
notification. Trustee Tom Morris 
said it violated the policy. 

Dr. Eissey said the $148,000 
dollar savings was not a money 
saving measure. It was primarily 
formulated because of low enroll- 
ment in the affected programs, and 
the same funds would be spent on 
other programs within the college. 

The Faculty's union represen- 
tatives plan on addressing the 
Board at the next scheduled meet- 
ing to attempt to reverse the 
planned 198 to 168 day contract 
reduction decision. 

Students Marni Allen and Becky Spurlock visit File Photo 

children at Conner's Nursery. 

Students, Community Help AIDS Babies 

By R. J. Spurlock 

On Saturday, March 28, the 
College Republicans club spent 
the day at Publix on Congress Av- 
enue in the Greenwood Shopping 
Center collecting contributions for 
Connor's Nursery. Students asked 
shoppers to pick up a food item for 
the babies and donate it as they 
left the store. 

Connor's Nursery, located in 
West Palm Beach, is a housing and 
care facility for infants and chil- 
dren born HIV positive. While 
some of these children will test, 
negative some time after birth and 
be placed in foster homes, others 
never fight off the disease, and 

eventually develope AIDS. Other 
areas of the same facility are set 
aside as shelters for children who 
have been abused or abandoned. 

CR officers delivered diapers, 
powder, lotion and nearly 200 jars 
of baby food to the nursery the 
following Monday. Connor's gave 
them a tour and they spent some 
time playing with these beautiful 

Future fundraisers and char- 
ity functions are being planned. 
Anyone who wishes to contribute 
items, or put in some time helping 
these children can contact Becky 
Spurlock at 642-1452. 

SGA Honors Their Own 

By Cathy Rodriguez 

On June 5th, SGA honored the 
students who have participated in 
helping SGA to run smoothly over 
the Fall/ Winter terms of 1991-92. 
One outstanding student has 
given of her time and leadership, 
Jennie Eckerle is being honored 
as the SGA Outstanding Member. 
The following distinguished 
guests are being honored for their 
continued support of SGA: 
Dr. Edward Eissey 
Dr. Melvin Haynes 
Dr. Dan Terhune 
Admiral Thomas Morris 

Scott MacLachlan 
Dean John Schmeiderer 
Con£ra(ulalions <o the follow- 
ing sluden/s ior Iheir Student 

Government Association participa- 

James Stravino 

Ivy Gomez 
Nikole Souder 
Charles Connery 
Stephanie Haw 
Martha San Philip 
Shanom Enel 
William Massey 
Bernard Schoeber 
Damon Satterphwaite 
Gerald L. Willett, Jr. 
Brian Gillcrest 
Jeff Abrams 
Melanie Feuerstein 
These plus all the other stu- 
dents who have given of their time 
and expertise help to make PBCC 
the great college that it is. 

By R. J. Spurfack and David Forrest 
The PBCC College Republicans 
attended their state convention in 
Daytona Beach on April 3-5. The 
five voting delegates were David 
Forrest, Javier Korneluk, Mamie 
Allen, Al Giraud and Craig 

The PBCC chapter was named 
runner-up in the Most Outstand- 
ing New Club category, and was 
recognized for its fundraising ini- 
tiatives, community involvement 
and overall participation in the 
Florida Federation. Marni Allen 
and Al Giraud were recipients of 
Gold Council Awards, which are 
given to outstanding members of 
each campus organization. 

David Forrest, CR Chairman, 
was elected to the position of South- 
ern Vice-Chairman, which gives 
him responsibilities over colleges 
between Orlando and Key West. 
David received support from sev- 
eral other colleges in attendance, 
including FIU, FAU, University of 
Florida and the University of Miami. 

At the convention, students met 
with members of other CR organi- 
zations from around the state to 
share administrative ideas and to 
vote on resolutions. PBCC students 
were members of the Rules Com- 
mittee, which determines proce- 
dures of elections, and the Creden- 
tials Committee, which determines 
the number of delegates from each 
school for voting purposes. The 
delegates also had the opportunity 
to challenge each other to volley- 
ball, football and other recreational 

Speakers on hand for the event 
were Marion Morse of the Republi- 
can Party of Florida, US Senate 
Candidate Bill Grant (who is run- 
ning against incumbent Florida 
Senator Bob Graham), and Tony 
Zagotta, the College Republican 
National Committee Chairman. 

Congratulations to David, 
Marni, Al and all of the PBCC CRs 
for making such an impressive 
showing at the state level. 

Food Festival Should Be Once a Month! 

By Mike Mitsejf 

The Food Festival, presented 
by the Students for International 
Understanding club, delivered on 
its promise of delectable culinary 
delights culled from around the 

Welcomed just inside the door 
of the transformed SAC lounge by 
the smiling face of Rachel Samaroo, 
the club president, and welcomed 
again by the mingling aromas of 
food that beckoned to each taste- 
traveler who entered, I was imme- 
diately drawn to the food-laden 
tables peopled by smiling cooks 
lovingly (its impossible to hate while 
eating) dishing up delicious, and 
hefty servings of food from their 
home countries. 

I began my "travels" in Warsaw, 
Poland in Eastern Europe via a 
hearty-helping of stuffed cabbage 
(pigs in the blanket), deliciously 
prepared by Mary Kurtz. Stomach 
grumbling for more, and room on 
my plate, I traveled to the next 
food-filled table. Following a map, 
the journey from Poland to my next 
destination would take me south- 
west from Poland overland through 
western Czechoslovakia, and then 
across the middle of Austria. From 
there I would go into and through 
Northern Italy, continue on by ship, 
over the Mediterranean Sea pass- 
ing just west of the island of Corsica. 
On land again and moving into 
Algeria's northwest corner, I con- 
tinued on to Morocco and out over 
the Western Sahara. Back on board 
ship again and fighting sea-sick- 
ness on the North Atlantic Ocean, 
I finally made landfall at Brazil, in 
South America, and arrived at my 
destination in Concepcion, Para- 

guay for a palate-teasing plate of 
Pastelon prepared by Rossana 

Following my olfactory senses 
further, I gazed around the Inter- 
national Food Festival and spied 
my next destination, and left South 
Amenca via southern Brazil travel- 
ing this time by airplane over the 
South Atlantic Ocean Flying be- 
tween St. Helena's and Ascension 
islands a few hours later, it wasn't 
long until I entered the African 
Continent in northwest Angola and 
proceeded through Zaire. Then 
through the northwest tip of Tan- 
zania over the southeast corner of 
Lake Victoria, and on to my desti- 
nation, Nairobi, Kenya, to a table 
conveniently laden with, guess 
what, more food! 

Sad to say my plate was nearly 
full, but I found my favorite food 
group, chicken, covered by a 
scrumptious mix of rice and veg- 
etables, served by a culinary mae- 
stro, Mrs.Gathoni Kinya. 

I believe the SIU club has lilt 
upon something! Every country 
should send their best cooks to the 
United Nations to replace all of our 
uptight diplomats; they could use 
a break and so could most of us. 

With the aroma of chicken 
paprikash, Swedish meatballs, etc. , 
baklava, cakes and pastries of ev- 
ery kind wafting through their hal- 
lowed halls, our problems could be 
talked over in the safe and familiar 
surroundings of food. But of course 
politicians would no longer be nec- 
essary, just good cooks and hun- 
gry people. 

Afterward, a nice siesta, 

June 15, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 5 

Farewell, May 

By Cathy Rodrigue, 

Over six hundred 
students walked aero 
the stage at Jai Alai on May '7 to re- 
ceive their diplomas from Dr. Ed- 
ward Eissey, President of Palm 
Beach Community College. 

PBGC Graduates 

ongwith the stu- 
dent body, wishes all 
1 tne graduates success 
as they continue on to 
new adventures and new 




A Celebration of Ecological Consciousness at the Spring Equinox. 

By Mike Mitsejf 

Thirty years after the publica- 
tion of "The Silent Spring" by Rachel 
Carson, a book decrying the use of 
pesticides and their affects on na- 
ture, and twenty years since the 
founding of Greenpeace; environ- 
mental and ecological concerns 
have gained a small but vocal group 
of radical activists. Wednesday 
evening March 25 at the Palm 
Beach Community College Edward 
M. Eissey Campus (north cam- 
pus) , the two-day "Writes" of Spring 
'92 opened with a symposium on 
environmental ethics. 

"Writes" of Spring '92 founder 
and coordinator Edwin Riley, Se- 
nior Instructor/Communications, 
opened the symposium with a short 
greeting and then turned the mi- 
crophone over to fellow teacher 
Bob Bergen, Senior Instructor/ 
Physical Science, who introduced 
the gathered eclectic panel. 

Dr. Donald Marietta, Professor 
of philosophy at Florida Atlantic 
University, spoke to the concerns 
of the environmentalists. 

Unable to attend was Thomas 
Blanding, Thoreau scholar, author, 
and president of the Thoreau 
County Conservation Alliance 
(Concord, MA). 

The most controversial panel- 
member espousing the environ- 
mental hard-line was Dave Fore- 
man. A former Washington lobby- 
ist for the "Wilderness Society", 
Foreman is the author of several 
books, his most infamous is 
"Ecodefense: A Field Guide to 
Monkeywrenching", and he is also 
one of the founders of "Earth First", 
a loose-knit, hard-line radical en- 
vironmental group. 

Representing the developers' 
concerns were Howard Ostrout, 
planner, with the MacArthur Foun- 
dation, and Tom Sansbury, devel- 
oper and former chairman of the 
Florida Department of Environmen- 
tal Regulation. Frank "Sonny" 
Williamson, long-time rancher and 
member of the South Flonda Water 

Kass/from front page 

has a plan that, with the coopera- 
tion of local businesses, will allow 
parents to have a greater involve- 
ment in their child's schooling with- 
out missing time at work. 

Kass has taught criminology, 
education, and sociology for twelve 
years at the college level and is a 
former Detective Investigator for 
the King's County District 
Attorney's Office. "I also have ex- 
perience as a family divorce media- 
tor; I think between the adminis- 
tration, teachers, parents, and stu- 
dents that we really need a media- 
tor on the School Board to help 
facilitate communications," said 

Voters will cast their ballots in 
the first primary election on Sep- 
tember 1. The winner will be de- 
cided in that election unless there 
is a run-off. In that case the elec- 
tion will be held again on November 3. 

Any one who wishes to contrib- 
ute time or money to Kass' cam- 
paign is asked to call 585-4 1 28. He 
is especially looking for volunteers 
on September 1 to hand out litera- 
ture outside the polls. 

Management District Board of Gov- 
ernors was the third and final panel 
member for the developers. 

Moderating the panel was Ri- 
chard Wienstein, a local attorney 
in south Florida for the last fifteen 
years, whose background is in en- 
vironmental law and who is na 

velopment upon the environment. 
He spoke of the "emerald necklace" 
approach to ecological planning, 
which would link open areas of 
natural systems to areas of man- 
made eco-systems. 

" Therefore the natural systems 
would remain intact, and commu- 
nities (man-made systems) would 


Photos By Malcolm MacClean 

tional chairman for the Nature 

The symposium was held out- 
side under a tent (reminiscent of an 
old-fashioned revival meeting) next 
to the LLRC building. As if to em- 
phasize the "nature" of the gather- 
ing, the tent was whipped by 15-25 
mph gusts of rain-filled wind, that 
beat against the tent sides, threat- 
ening to pull the tent stakes out of 
the earth. 

The tent, filled with nearly 200 
environmentally concerned plan- 
etary citizens, flapped and slapped 
as if it would finally blow away at 
any moment. As if nature knew the 
matters being discussed, but the 
tent stood firm against the wind as 
did the developers' opinions ver- 
sus the environmentalist's. 

Harry Ostrout began the 
evening for the developers saying 
that the concern of the MacArthur 
Foundation is to protect the unique 
resources of the land owned by the 
Foundation in Palm Beach County, 
and that they do take into consid- 
eration the long-term effects of de- 

leave room for nature to thrive, by 
"linking man-made systems to 
natural systems," explained 

Dr. Marietta, the philosopher 
on the panel, spoke of the need to 
see ourselves as "interconnected 
with nature." If nature and man- 
kind are to survive into the twenty 
first century mankind must view 
itself as integral to nature. He said 
that man "historically viewed him- 
self as apart from nature, subdu- 
ing and destroying it, unable or 
unwilling to consider his actions in 
light of the destruction wrought." 

Tom Sansbury grew up in 
Florida, hunted, fished, and is fa- 
miliar with the local woods, and 
said he Is concerned by the swift 
destruction of the natural habitat 
of the native flora and fauna. As a 
developer of several communities 
here in south Florida, Ibis and oth- 
ers, Sansbury stated that he and 
other Florida developers are get- 
ting the message about unbridled 
development. He said that envi- 

work together, not against one an- 
other, to ensure undisturbed habi- 
tat for animals as well as a place to 
live and work for the residents of 
south Florida. 

Frank "Sonny" Williamson, a 
fifth generation Florida farmer, said 
he admires the Indians respect and 
reverence for nature. 

"We were the same 10,000years 
ago, we gathered food, looked for 
shelter, we had all the basic con- 
cerns" that we still deal with to- 
day. Williamson also explained that 
"the Industrial Revolution or- 
phaned us from the land; farms 
were our habitat, and it is the re- 
sponsibility of the farmers to grow 
food while preserving the land for 
the next generation." 

Williamson continued, "We 
need to find a balance between 
cleaning our environment and run- 
ning the farmer and polluters out 
of business." 

Next, Dave Foreman charac- 
terized himself as a "modern-day 
doomsayer", and explained that all 
doomsayer's hope that they are 
wrong. Foreman believes that the 
land must be recovered, no, taken 
back is a better description, from 
the use of the developers and those 
who would only destroy (read de- 
velop) the land for the sake of profit. 
Foreman believes that we are dev- 
astating the earth and her resources 
at an incredible rate. Foreman also 
believes that road construction 
should be curtailed, and existing 
roads be destroyed in order to en- 
sure the natural habitat of the for- 
ests and animals. 

According to Foreman over 
twenty five percent of all species 
are near extinction now. Wading 
birds are only ten percent of what 
they once were, and between 1830- 
1914 all passenger pigeons were 

Foreman finished by saying "We 
the soul to turn our backs on greed. 
What we do now will determine the 
outcome of planet earth." 

ronmentalists and developers must 


a conversation group that would FOREMAN: I'm no longer in- 

take a harder stand and use some volved with Earth First, but I am 
of the tactics of Greenpeace, on 
land, in the defense of national 

By Mike Mitsejf 

Dave Foreman, "Earth First" 
founder and former Washington 
lobbyist for "The Wilderness Soci- 
ety", authored a book in 1985 that 
details various methods to hamper 
the development of our natural re- 
sources; most if not all are against 
the law. The book, Ecodefense: A 
Field Guide To Monkeywrenching, 
is a how-to manual for environ- 
mental terrorism. The national at- 
tention the book brought to Earth 
First and to the environmental is- 
sues of the mid-1980's, was di- 
rectly due to the outrageous meth- 
ods used in his book. Foreman 
obviously supported the use of 
destructive vandalism even though 
the result could mean injury or 
even death to those engaged in 
such activities or to innocent work- 
ers (loggers come to mind). 

how did you start "Earth First"? 

FOREMAN: "Earth First" was 
started in 1980 by myself and sev- 
eral other people who had worked 
for mainstream conservation 
groups; we felt there was a need for 

forests and that sort of thing. "Earth 
First" became widely known all over 
the world because of its activities. 
(Some of its 'activities' included 
driving steel spikes into trees that 
were scheduled to be cut down 
with chain-saws, when said chain- 
saw hit said spike, the result could 
be injury or even death to the log- 

BEACHCOMBER: Are you with 
Earth First at present, and how is 
your battle to save the environ- 
ment going? 

working with a magazine called 
"Wild Earth", and a group called 
the North American Wilderness 
Recovery Project. What I'm work- 
ing on now is trying to bring to- 
gether the science of conservation 
biology, and grass roots conserva- 
tion activism. The situation we have 
in South Florida, such as the Ever- 
glades ecosystem being so stressed 
out because of water diversions 
and other things, needs to be ad- 
dressed. We're trying (NAWRP) to 
apply conservation biology to the 
design of nature reserves so that 
we don't get into these kinds of 

BEACHCOMBER: How did you 
get involved with the "Writes" of 
Spring '92? 

FOREMAN: Edwin Riley con- 
tacted me and invited me to be on 
the panel of the Ethics Sympo- 
sium; I spend a lot of my time 
speaking on college campuses, and 
I'm speaking on about twenty cam- 

puses this spring. 

See Foreman/Page 6 

Page 6 

BEACHCOMBER June 15, 1992 

June 15, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 7 


PTK Elects International President 

For Your Information 

By Beverly Kennard 

The Phi Theta Kappa honors 
fraternity for junior colleges was 
founded in 1918 in Missouri. It 
started out admitting only women, 
but quickly became a national co- 
ed organization with over 1000 
chapters throughout the U.S. and 
now, in 1992, it is in Canada, 
Munich, Germany, and the Ameri- 
can Samoas. 

PTK has a newly elected Inter- 
national President - Ed Collette. 
Collette hails from the Virginia, 
Washington D.C. area, and finds 
Florida to be a nice place where he 
can indulge his love for scuba div- 
ing. Ed plans to attend the Univer- 
sity of Florida after graduating from 
Palm Beach Community College. 
He is working toward a Bachelor of 
Arts in either Environmental Engi- 
neering or Environmental Law. 

When asked how it felt to be the 
new International President of the 
PTK, Collette said that it was an 
honor to be the first International 
Officer presiding over all the re- 

"Presiding over the honors in- 
stitution in Massachusetts is a big 
responsibility; I will be responsible 
for the communications between 
regions, and there will also be quite 
a bit of traveling as an ambassador. 
I'll be presiding over the conven- 
tion in Texas and going to various 
speaking engagements." 

A grade point average of 3.0 is 
generally required to join PTK. The 
one exception to this is on the 
South Campus of PBCC where the 
GPA must be 3.2 or better. 

According to Collette, a few of 

Foreman/from page 5 

I'm trying to bring an awareness 
that there are solutions to the eco- 
logical problems confronting the 


BEACHCOMBER: Could you be 
more specific? 

FOREMAN: Yes, we need to look 
at the situation of species like the 
Florida Panther; we discovered that 
the habitat has been gobbled up 
from underneath them. We need to 
plan our communities to include 
coexistence with wildlife and their 
habitat. We can't just do it haphaz- 
ardly anymore. 

BEACHCOMBER: Are any commu- 
nities, cities, or countries presently 
using these planning methods to 
address the problems that you have 
described thus far? 

FOREMAN: Yes, they're begin- 
ning to, what we are basing our 
activity on is the research and the 

the things that PTK is involved in 
are scholarships, leadership, and 
fellowship, PTK members also pro- 
mote activities through commu- 
nity service and through the col- 
lege. PTK has recently raised three 
thousand dollars for the Childrens 
Cancer Caring Center. They have 
also taken over the responsibility 
for the campus aluminum recy- 
cling project, and will also be par- 
ticipating in the Roy Clark Celeb- 
rity Gala benefiting St.Judes 
Childrens Hospital in Tennessee. 

One of Collette's concerns is 
that there is not enough participa- 
tion in extracurricular activities. 
Collete believes that school is not 
just a place for academic pursuits, 
but that to be a well rounded per- 
son extra curricular activities are 
very important for a balanced edu- 

"Many people believe that PTK 
members are a bunch of intellec- 
tual snobs or geeks, but they're 
wrong. Members of the PTK are 
good, caring, normal people just 
like anyone else." 

Collette also believes that you 
need to persevere and to continu- 
ally set goals and then strive to 
meet them. He also wants to be a 
positive influence in other peoples 
lives and is basically a happy per- 

PTK is successful on the South 
Campus of PBCC because of people 
like Beverly Raznoff our south cam- 
pus advisor, speech and commu- 
nications teacher. Also, there has 
been a considerable amount of 
support from PBCC president Ed- 
proposals of some of the leading 
biologists in the world right now. 
Speaking of Florida, we need to 
look at how we can link the 
everglades to the Okeefeenokee 
Swamp in North Florida and Geor- 
gia. In fact several of the leading 
scientists on this, Larry Harris and 
Reed Knowes are at the University 
of Florida in Gainsville. They have 
developed the basic model of "core 
wilderness preserves", "surround- 
ing buffer zones", and "connecting 
corridors", that are used all over 
the world now. And so, in a way, 
Florida is a leader in this kind of 

Unfortunately, Florida also leads 
in the use of pesticides, unplanned 
growth, and fragmented habitats. 
We don't realize, the population of 
wading birds is down by 90% of 
what it was just 100 years ago. 
Foreman spoke at 1pm the next day. 


Bi) David Nixon 

Talk about class! 

Six, count them, six members 

nl one of my current classes, Short 

Slorv Writing, showed up and got 

(ounlccl lor their leadership, aca- 

rl< jnic c\rcl\ence, and general laud- 

,|,lc qimlftu's at our recent South 

Cui.jhis Awards rcremony (April 

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Anil heir's liow (he honors 
If ,ll<-<1<ly Hurling won an award 
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.,,„ ,., |, ( hnslimi Conylc tor 

Literture, Jami Vass for Best Ac- 
tress, and (some fanfare please) for 
Academic Excellence in Creative 
Writing, the toughest call of all m 
my limited and clearly biased view, 
and a tie at that, in no particular 
order, Jayne Gilbert and Richard 
(Ricky) Kenney. 

To all receiving richly deserved 
recognition that evening, and to all 
who supported the efforts of these 
students, another round of con- 

By Beverly Kennard 

FINANCIAL AID - Student's 

Students who have financial 
aid forms to return to the financial 
aid office, please hand the com- 
pleted forms directly to Financial 
Aid Officer, Joyce Dowling (South 
Campus). Do not leave the forms 
with anyone else. Your financial 
aid forms are your responsibility, it 
is up to you to return them on time 
and to the right person. 


In 1987 the south campus saw 
the beginning of its expansion 
project. By the summer of 1990 
things were underway and con- 
struction had started. According to 
Dr. McGirt, the construction should 
be completed by mid-February. 

The first floor will contain the 
admissions office as well as the 
registrar, cashier, bursar, coun- 
seling, student activities and orga- 
nizations, meeting rooms for stu- 
dents, advisers offices and the caf- 
eteria. The second and fifth floors 
are mechanical floors. The third 
floor is for academics, i.e., division 
of chairs, CPI and computer chairs. 

Suspension/from front page 

ated a twelve page report to ensure 
that this problem does not happen 

Lastyear five sports teams com- 
peted in state tournaments. Two of 
the five (men's and women's ten- 
nis) went on to compete in the 

The corrective action taken by 
PBCC impressed Dr. Charles 
Dassance President of FCCAA. 

The fourth floor is for the offices 
of the president, provost, adminis- 
trators, dean of instructors, and 
the dean of students, as well as the 
offices of lifelong learning. 


Students calling for appoint- 
ments with any of the counselors, 
please make sure you write down | 
the date, time and name of the 
counselor. It is up to you to give the 
clerk the correct information for 
your appointment. 


Garden of Eden (South). The 
south campus now includes an 
educational garden. The garden 
was assembled with funds received 
from a mini-grant awarded to 
Offiong Mkpong, Ph.D., assistant 
professor of science, and Patricia 
Miller-Schaivitz, M.A. senior In- 
structor of anthropology. 

The garden will serve as an 
outdoor laboratory for both natu- 
ral and social science classes. The 
garden is a bridge between the natu- 
ral and cultural worlds, and stress- 
control over the natural environment. 

This is not the first time a col- 
lege has been on probation. In the 
late 1 980's the University of Flor i da 
football team was placed on proba- 
tion for infractions of NCAA rules. 
In that case only the football team 
was barred from television and to owl 
games. In another situation North 
Carolina State University's men's 
basketball program was placed on 
probation and again only the mens 
team was barred from tournament play. 

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Iambic Life/Style = Edwin Riley 

By Mike Mitseff 

Just who is this man that leaps 
into the unknown with the aban- 
don of a first-time Bungee Diver; 
who is this man that prefers the 
classroom to the board-room, and 
self-fulfillment rather than self- 
enrichment? Not satisfied simply 
with the pursuit of the known, but 
bringing to the 
dark corners of 
his life, the light 
thrown by a 
single flame 
burning deep in- 
side his soul, a 
flame that re- 
quires him to 
press out into 
"that good 


The man, 
Edwin Riley, 
brings to his stu- 
dents at Palm 
Beach Commu- 
nity College Ed- 
ward M. Eissey 
(north) campus, his unbridled pas- 
sion for learning and being. Unfor- 
tunately, Professor Riley has fallen 
victim to the horrendous budget 
cuts that are costing the students, 
in the state of Florida and right 
here in Palm Beach County, the 
very teachers who instill in them a 
pursuit of knowledge, and who in- 
spire them to produce work they 
once had thought unattainable! 

Riley has impressive creden- 
tials, and not surprisingly is con- 
sidered by his students the teacher 
who most embodies the spirit of 
simple child-like wonder and en- 
thusiasm, a trait that brings out, in 
his students, the desire to learn 
coupled with a yearning to do their 
best work. 

"When you go into the class- 
room, you should be concerned 
with the wonder that has to do with 
common things. This is the wonder 

that's ceaseless. It's more than 
curiosity, which occurs between 
the time that you don't know about 
something and the time you do. 
That kind of wonder, the wonder 
about things that are extraordi- 
nary, is transient. Real wonder can 
never be exhausted because it 
makespossible th e continuation of 
learning," ex- 
plained Riley." 

"I think that 
it is wrong if he 
(Edwin Riley) 
doesn't return 
as a teacher at 
PBCC. I think 
that he is a very 
good teacher, 
very challeng- 
ing, and yet, 
very enthusias- 
tic. He makes 
the course a lot 
of fun, but re- 
quires the best 
work that you 
can produce, 
and he also adds positively to the 
quality of instruction at this 
school," explained Mandy Edwards 
a Riley student. 

"He is a very insightful instruc- 
tor; he imparts a lot of knowledge 
and is very contemporary and in- 
novative," added Jeanne Borrow, 
another of Riley's students. 

Born in Colombia, South Caro- 
lina, Riley, a true southern gentle- 
man, is living a life that is indeed 
iambic (a tempo in poetry that al- 
ternates between two extremes, 
now accented, next unaccented, or 
one short syllable, then one long). 
Riley's first job, a lay-away clerk 
at JCPenney's left him bored, and 
he soon tired of the routine in the 
"retail dungeon" ; so he walked away 
from Penney's and into a top 40 
radio station, where he asked to 
see the manager, and through no 
shortage of bravado and some fast- 

Soccer League Shoots For 
International Understanding 

By Charles McKenzie 

Students for International Un- 
derstanding is hosting a soccer 
league on PBCC's central campus in 
hopes of creating good relations 
among PBCC's culturally diverse 
studentbody said International Stu- 
dent counselor Danita Kurtz. 

Among the league's 35 mem- 
bers are accomplished players from 
Argentina, Columbia, England, Fin- 
land, France, Germany, Haiti, Ja- 
maica, Kenya, Morocco, Scotland, 
South Africa, Spain, The United 
States and several other countries. 

"That's where it's exciting. 
There are Americans out there, 
members of the black, Hispanic, 
and Haitian communities, and 
people from all over the world. . .that 
is where the understanding comes 
in," said Kurtz. 

Coach Carlos Anteo, a former 

semi-professional from Argentina, 
hopes the team will help promote 
soccer in the U.S.. "It is something 
new, I think it will be the U.S.' next 
big, exciting sport." 

Anteo and Kurtz are currently 
seeking sponsors to pay for the 
team's equipment and other ex- 
penses, Because of the budget prob- 
lems, the college has not yet en- 
dorsed the league. 

"I feel that music can be one 
phase of understanding among the 
world's population and so can sports 
— out on the soccer field you can see 
exactly that," added Kurtz. 

The cost to play in the league is 
$15 per month. Practices are held 
on the south athletic field on Mon- 
days and Thursdays at 2 o'clock. 
Interested players or sponsors can 
contact Kurtz at 439-8233 for play 
in the fall. 

talking, he landed a job writing 
news for the station on a trial basis. 
In a couple of months, the former 
lay-away clerk had his own radio 
show: "Teen Time". 

"It was kind of like going from a 
grub worm to a butterfly, now that 
I think about it," reminisced Riley. 

Today Riley is known for found- 
ing, in 1990, the "Writes" of Spring", 
a two day celebration of nature 
held on the Eissey campus; it fo- 
cuses attention on the damage that 
is daily done to the environment, 
and sheds light on the various 
methods developed to halt the de- 
struction. "Writes" is loosely based 
on the teachings found in "Walden"; 
a book written by Henry David 
Thoreau over a century ago, who 
advocated the simple life. 

"I think that, our priorities are 
wrong. I consider the budget cuts 
that eliminate teachers to be a brain 
drain. After all, what makes a uni- 
versity if not its teachers. The way 
Mr. Riley has led in developing the 
"Writes" of Spring is wonderful. I 
think it provides something that is 
an unusual blend, and is abso- 
lutely on point in terms of combin- 
ing the ideas that Thoreau wrote 
about; "Writes" combines our con- 
cerns with environmental issues, 
and with the various disciplines 
that you find on a college campus. 
I think it's a wonderful way to get a 
message across to a lot of kids who 
might not pick up on it otherwise. 
Thoreau is hard to read, and I've 
seen the kids struggle with it, but 



Sports, Features, News, and 

Call Mike Mitseff or Charlie McKenzie at 439-8064 

dance through it!" enthused 

Riley, informed in late Febru- 
ary that his contract would not be 
renewed, is a published poet. His 
first book, "Go Naked To the Mar- 
ket", was used at the University of 
Florida as a textbook during a sum- 
mer term several years ago, and is 
a collection of love poems pub- 
lished in the early seventies. His 
second book, "Confronting Reality: 
You May Be a Salad", is a poetic 
statement about Riley's life- style 
and was published in the late 
1980's. At the present time Riley 
has completed yet another book, 
soon to be published, entitled, 
"Earthwise: An Approach to Plan- 
etary Sanity." 

"I would say for the first ten 
days after I was handed the one 
piece of paper with one paragraph 
on it, without any discussion, with- 
out any reason behind it, I was 
operating in a state of shock. I 
really was in a state of shock. And 
I still am in shock, and here it is 
April. I find it hard to grasp that the 
decision (to not renew his contract) 
was made, I have been asked to 
teach the Honors class in the spring 
term, and that makes it even harder 
to understand." 

"I have questions about incon- 
sistencies and perhaps even dis- 
tortions. I feel very uneasy as a tax 
payer seeing this happen in an 
institution that my tax money goes 
into," said Edwards disappointed 
but upbeat, "I think that Mr. Riley 
is one of the better teachers here at 

he gets them excited about it, and 
they not only wade through it but 

PBCC Wellness Center Combines 
Physical Fitness with Academics 

By Karen Saar 

The starting point for much of 
the athletic competition that takes 
place at Palm Beach Community 
College ( the auditorium) is actually 
a complex that has several divi- 
sions. These divisions make it much 
more than a 
typical gymna- 

At first 
glance, it may 
appear to offer 
the same activi- 
ties as the local 
high schools. In 
reality, the 
Wellness Cen- 
ter can provide 
the balance that 
is necessary for 
successful aca- 
demic life. 
Where balance 
exists, a sense 
of well being is 
present. With 
the stress that 
college life can 
present, well 
being is abso- 
lutely vital to 
anyone pursu- 
ing a satisfying 
and successful academic career. 

A division of the Wellness Cen- 
ter is dedicated to the fitness of 
anyone that is involved in the ath- 
letic activities that take place at the 

Another division concerns the 

Photo"* Bv %b ' b tie'rarciy Photo Ldilor 
William Brown climbs the ladder to physical fitness 

needs of physically challenged stu- 
dents by providing physical therapy. 
It is located in the northeast 
corner of the gymnasium complex 
on the PBCC central campus, and is 
just a little larger than the average 
classroom. MaxFaquire (who is head 
of the depart- 
ment) was once 
a full time 
teacher at John 
I. Leonard. 

An assem- 
blage of tread - 
placed in front 
of televisions), 
(quite an assort- 
ment). Nordi- 
trak's (ma- 
chines that 
simulate cross- 
country skiing) 
and Versa 
Climbers ( the 
only body exer- 
ciser that com- 
bines the high 
intensity of 
aerobic dance 
and the chal- 
lenge of hill run- 
ning) sun-ound the outside edges fo 
the fitness room. Down the center is 
a line of Nautilus machines that 
can be used to target specific areas 
of the body that need work. Quali- 
fied individuals are on staff to give 
participants proper instruction. 


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June 15, 1992 BEACHCOMBER Page 9 

Introduction to 
Television News 

By Maryellen McClung 

Anticipation over a new job or 
change in career can be a little 
frightening. Before taking the 
plunge, why not see what it's really- 

This fall, WPEC-TV12 News 
Anchor and Medical Reporter 
Wendy Rutledge will give students 
an opportunity to get as close to the 
real world as possible without the 
fear or intimidation of a new job. 

Rutledge will share her profes- 
sional experience with students who 
enroll in a new class called Intro- 
duction To Television News. 

"People in this class want to get 
the chance to do what real report- 
ers, shooters and editors do under 
simulated, but realistic, condi- 
tions," said Rutledge. 

The class, designed by Rutledge, 
is about as close as students can 
get to real TV news without offi- 
cially collecting a paycheck. They'll 
go in teams to where the news 
happens, conduct interviews, shoot 
the story, edit it, write it, then re- 
port it on camera exactly the way it 
happens at networks and cable sta- 
tions across the country. 

"Anyone who wants to be in 
this class wants to experience the 
real world, as it really is - not a 
classroom esoteric version that gen- 
erally never translates into reality," 
said Rutledge. 

Rutledge is looking forward to 
sharing real life learning and pro- 
fessional experiences with her stu- 

"I've been in a classroom an 
awful lot in my life and I've always 
enjoyed the teaching and the shar- 
ing," said Rutledge. 

Schooled in journalism at the 
Stanford Program in California her 
introduction from the classroom 
into the broadcast industry was a 
lot like being thrown to the wolves. 

Photo By Alexander Morawski 
Wendy Rutledge/WPEC-TV 12 

'They threw you out in the field 
with gear that you hardly touched 
and with people in suits, and said, 
'Go make it happen'," said Rutledge. 

Plans for the new course this 
fall don't include anything that radi- 

Tips on interviewing, writing 
and reporting will be taught by 
Rutledge. However, she does refer 
to her future students as real go- 

"It's a class for people with good 
attitudes. We'll have deadlines. I 
want people who are raring to go 
and understand that news has its 
bumps and knocks, but they're go- 
ing to have to roll with the punches, " 
said Rutledge. 

That includes glitches and tech- 
nical problems as well. 

Students will need to supply 
their own video equipment. Some 
may have to rent cameras, others, if 
they have them, can use home video 
cameras to shoot their news sto- 
ries. Whatever it takes, said 

Much like the news teams who 
cover local stories for television stu- 
dents will be asked to work in teams. 
Each group will be responsible for 
having their own video equipment 
so they can shoot news events. 

Team members will rotate the 
responsibilities of shooting, writ- 
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that each person gets a chance to do 
each job. 

"It's not unrealistic, it is the 
same principle, just scaled down," 
Rutledge said. 

Rutledge hopes the class will be 
able to produce at least two major 
news casts and that each student 
has the opportunity to be on tape. 

"I'm modeling this course after 
one I went through when I first 
started in this business, and out of 
it I got my first calling card, my 
resume tape. It was basic, but I got 
a job in two weeks with the tape 
from that course," said Rutledge. 

Initially, Rutledge was into law. 
She began her career as a paralegal 
in San Francisco, but soon realized 
that broadcast was the right combi- 
nation of the things she wanted to 

She returned to school and knew 
that she'd have to work for free - 
"It's the way you get in. I did intern- 
ships," said Rutledge. 

"I blitzed the town, because I 
couldn't get into a TV station at the 
time," recalls Rutledge. 

She convinced her boss at the 
law firm to allow her to change her 
hours so that she could intern at a 
radio station from 6 a.m. to 10a.m.. 
That was how she got into her first 

Rutledge became the morning 
drive traffic reporter at a rock and 
roll station. She remembers a very 
hectic beginning in the industry. 

From calls to highway patrol 
and breaking news bulletins on ac- 
cidents, she proved she could do the 
job. Through persistence and proof 
that she could do the work, the 
station gave her the job of writing 

She knew the more intern expe- 
rience she could get the faster she 
could get a paying job. Another 
opportunity at another station pre- 
sented itself. 

"On Sundays I produced a morn- 
ing talk show at a different radio 
station. Then came an internship at 

a CBS affiliate," Rutledge said. 

"There's no way around it, it's 
the best experience you're going to 
get, let me tell you, it's humbling," 
said Rutledge. 

She has been a news anchor in 
major television markets across the 
country, from Los Angeles, Dallas 
and Austin, and now in West Palm 
Beach. *• 

Moving to South Florida was a | 
family choice for Rutledge, her hus- >, 
band and her two year old daughter, t 

Teaching a class at PBCC is | 
another choice. « 

"There are all kinds of things ^ 
you need to do in life and I think you t 
always need to prepare for other f 
stages," said Rutledge. | 

She's a working mom and if f 
more children were to come along 
she sees a different life with less full 
time television work and more flex- 
ible kinds of work. 

"I love TV, so teaching is a way 
to keep connected with the busi- 
ness I know and love, and I know I'll 
love teaching and sharing. This just i 
lets me do it in a more flexible, 
mommy kind of way," said Rutledge. 

Introduction To Television I 
News, JOU 2932 is scheduled for f 
the fall term at PBCC's Eissey Cam- ! 
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On July 22 at 8 P.M. at the Duncan 
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The sci-fi thriller "ALIEN 3" - 
which is the latest installment in 
the ongoing saga of Lt. Ellen Ripley's 
close encounters with a species of 
slime-drooling, chest-bursting 
aliens seemingly inspired by 
H.P.Lovecraft (but in fact designed 
by artist H.R.Giger) - is a surpris- 
ingly effective mix of the suspense 
and action of the previous films. 

As many of you remember, 
"ALIENS"- director Jim Cameron's 
pulse-pounding follow up to Ridley 
Scott's original 1979 "ALIEN"- con- 
cluded with Ripley and her little 
friend Newt tending to the 
hypersleep pods of Bishop the an- 
droid and Corporal Dwayne Hicks 
before entering a state of suspended 
animation themselves. Ripley had 
saved Newt, destroyed the queen 
alien, and all was well in the uni- 

Or so they thought. Six years 
later viewers are jarred by a painful 
reminder of one of life's harshest 
lessons - the good guys don't always 
make it. This is provided during the 
opening credits of "ALIEN 3", when 
the audience is shown -through 
brief flashes- that something is 
happening aboard the ship carry- 
ing Ripley and the other sleeping 

There is a crash, and only Ripley 
and pieces of the android survive. 
The planet Ripley crashes into - 
"Fury 161" - happens to be a penal 
colony, a former mining facility/ 
prison complex that was closed down 
and is now tended to by twenty-five 
former prisoners who elected to stay 
behind as custodians. These men - 
all rapists, murderers and child 
molesters - have bonded together 
through time and now have a reli- 
gious sect. They do not like outsid- 
ers, and they simply abhor the con- 
cept of a woman being among them. 
To them, a woman is the worst sort 
of temptation. 

That's bad. The fact that Ripley 

has to shave her head due to the 
intense lice infestation on the planet 
is worse. But the icing on the cake 
is the fact that, as this was a prison 
complex, there are no weapons. This 
is due to the orders from the higher- 
ups, who felt that firearms and con- 
victs don't mix. Unfortunately, it 
isn't convicts that the higher-ups 
now have to worry about. As you 
have no doubt surmised, there is 
another alien running amok. 

Before you can say "E.T. was a 
wimp", the scourge of space is back, 
once again demonstrating its' un- 
canny knack for turning human 
beings into piles of Alpo while plac- 
ing audiences on the edge of their 

As always, Sigoumey Weaver is 
thoroughly convincing as the tor- 
mented Ripley. Just as Weaver ef- 
fectively demonstrated the 
character's intense maternal in- 
stincts towards Newt in the previ- 
ous sequel, here she fills Ripley 
with a tangible sense of weary des- 
peration. You can really feel her 
horror at having to face this malig- 
nant abomination yet again. 

Charles Dance is also notewor- 
thy as the British doctor who be- 
comes both a friend and a lover to 
Ripley. And all of the performances 
by the men portraying the prison- 
ers are believable - not for a mo- 
ment did I doubt that they were 
hardened criminals. 

But the real centerpiece of the 
film is, of course, the Alien. 
Once again the special effects team 
brings to life a hideous being, 
possessing incredible speed, 
strength, and intelligence. This crea- 
ture - and there is only one this time 
- is much more feline in movement, 
and turns out to be the most vicious 
beast to date. The monster is given 
life through a mixture of life-size 
models, stop-motion animation, and 
blue-screen superimposing. With 
the exception of two sloppily done 
blue-screen images, the creature is 

Peter Loire in "Think Fast Mr. Moto with Virginia 
Field and Thomas Beck 

Thomas Beck: A South Florida Treasure 
From Cinema's Golden Years 

By Dave Glenn Montalbano 

I recently attended a party for 
very serious fans of the cinema, 
and was able to renew my acquain- 
tance with eighty-two year old Tho- 
mas Beck, veteran of both the stage 
and screen. 

Though Beck's name is not as 
recognizable as such Hollywood leg- 
ends as James Stewart, Boris 
Karloff, or Shirley Temple, he none- 
theless performed with these cin- 
ema stars from 1934 through 1938, 
while under contract with 20th Cen- 
tury Fox. Beck claims he was often 
hired at the last minute due to his 
ability to quickly memorize dia- 

Mystery movie fans may have 
noticed Beck in four "Charlie Chan" 
movies, co-starring with Warner 
Oland. Beck portrayed a Professor 
of Archaeology in "Charlie Chan in 
Egypt'" While making this film, 
Beck was forced to dive into the 
studio tank that represented an 
underwater cavern. Fifty-seven 
years later, Beck cannot remember 
why his character dove into the 
water but he did recall that the 
water was very cold. 

Beck also performed with the 
late Keye Luke (best known to this 
generation as the wise oriental man 
in both "Gremlins" films) in the 
movies "Charlie Chan in Paris" and 
"Charlie Chan at the Racetrack". 
(Luke, incidentally, played Chan's 

very frightening to look at. Not that 
you can see it in much detail. The 
filmmakers have left the Alien in 
shadow, cloaked by the almost im- 
penetrable gloom. Never do you get 
a really.really good view of it. 

Is "ALIEN 3" a worthy succes- 
sor to "ALIENS"? Yes. Will it enter- 
tain audiences as much as the pre- 
vious film?That depends. There are 
two factions where the "ALIEN" 
films are concerned - those who 
consider the brooding horror and 
development of tension and sus- 
pense that marked the first film 
to be more effective, and those who 
consider the mad whirlpool of bul- 
lets, explosions and multiple mon- 
sters that are to be found in the 
second picture to be the superior 

If you are one of the latter, then 
this film will not meet your stan- 
dards. You will probably enjoy it - it 

"number one son.") 

Boris Karloff was the guest vil- 
lain in "Charlie Chan at the Opera", 
which co-starred Charlotte Henry 
as Beck's love interest. Fans of Lau- 
rel and Hardy might best remember 
Miss Henry as Little Bo Peep in 
"The March of the Wooden Sol- 
diers". Beck has fond memories of 
his working relationships with all 
of these people. 

20th Century Fox also produced 
the "Mr.Moto" detective series star- 
ring Peter Lorre. Beck co-starred 
with John Carradine in two adven- 
tures featuring this Japanese/ 
American hero. When diplomatic 
tensions between Japan and the 
United States developed in the late 
1930's, however, 20th Century Fox 
ended the "Mr.Moto" series. 

One of Beck's biggest films was 
"Heidi", starring Shirley Temple and 
Jean Hersholt. Beck remembers 
Hersholt as an extremely kind and 
gentle man. Therefore, it is appro- 
priate that the Academy Awards 
named their Humanitarian Award 
after Mr.Hersholt. 

Mr.Beck'slastfilm, "They Asked 
for It", was made for Republic Pic- 
tures in 1939. He performed on 
Broadway and eventually left the 
acting profession for a career in 
advertising and real estate. Beck is 
now happily retired in Miami, and 
is apparendy enjoying this revival 
of interest in his cinematic career. 

is well made - but you will be let 
down by the change of pace in the 

However, if you - like myself - 
found the quieter menace of a single 
alien working solo to be more fright- 
ening, then this will be the film you 
have been eagerly anticipating. 
There's a lot of action, but the em- 
phasis is definitely on suspense - 
that element of mystery and awe 
that made moviegoers tremble at 
the sight of the 1979 creature has 
been amplified to epic proportions. 

Chalk up another success for 
the "ALIEN" series, which joins the 
company of the "Star Wars" and 
"Indiana Jones" trilogies as a se- 
ries of films that manages to re- 
main as entertaining as ever 
throughout all three installments. 
That's rare. In the case of "ALIEN 
3", the old adage does apply - the 
third time reallv is the charm. 

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The Comedy Squad: Just the laughs ma'am 

By Jason Wilkeson 

What do monster trucks, breast 
implants, and John Dillinger have 
in common? Absolutely nothing. 
But now that I have your attention , 
let me tell you about the only live 
improvisational comedy group in 
Palm Beach County, the Comedy 

The Comedy Squad is a group of 
eight local actors, most of whom 
have been or currently are students 
at PBCC. The Squad's members in- 
clude Bill Merritt, Deane Laseter, 
Kim Kleinman, Dave Blumenfeld, 
Elena Garcia, Ron Mohl, Greg 
Madera, and Suzanne Dunn. The 
group, in the tradition of Saturday 
Night Live and The Second City, 
performs original comedy sketches 
each week. The real magic of the 
Comedy Squad, however, lies in the 
audience-participation improv 
"games", m which the audience 
takes an active role in creating the 
scenes that the actors will perform. 

Take for example a game called 
"185". The audience will be asked 
for an object that begins with a 
certain letter, say the letter "n". 
Someone yells out "NUN!", and the 
fun begins. One of the actors will 
step forward and tell a joke off the 
top of his or her head, beginning 


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..." Some of the jokes will have the 
audience in hysterics. Others will 
produce painful groans that you 
might expect to hear while sitting 
in the waiting room of a dentist's 
office. Either way, the crowd always 
has a good time. 

The Comedy Squad began back 
in June, 1990, at the Duncan The- 
ater. Drama instructor Frank Leahy 
got some of his theater students 
started on improv as an exercise. 
Bill Merntt and former Squad mem- 
ber Michael Delaneyfound that they 
had a gift for improv comedy, and 
the Comedy Squad was born. 
Delaney has since moved on to New 
York, where he is now studying at 
the National ImprovTheater, one of 
the best schools in the country for 
improvisational theater. 

Once the Squad's members be- 
came comfortable performing with 
each other, they were ready to go 
before an audience. At eleven o'clock 
on a Sunday night at ArtsBar, they 
gave their first performance in front 
of a sell-out crowd of about fifteen 
people. The show went well enough 
that they were asked to return. 
Through word-of-mouth, the audi- 
ence got bigger each week until 
they eventu- 
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on one of tiK most unique enter- 
tainment '„ oeriences that you 
could have in Palm Beach. For the 
price of a movie (even less with the 
P.B.C.C. student discount), you 
can see a different show every 
week. And each show contains 
elements of all kinds of different 
movie styles: Drama (from 
Shakespeare to Stallone), Comedy 
(of course), Horror (when Ron tells 
a REALLY dry j oke) , Mystery (such 
as - what the hell is Kabuki the- 
ater?!?), and Action (the drunken 
brawls that always break out in the 
audience - well... not really). 

Some of you who have seen the 
Squad more than once may have 
noticed that some of the charac- 
ters in the sketches are recurring. 
Just as SNL has the Church Lady 
and Wayne and Garth, the Comedy 
Squad has the Pathetic Brothers 
and Sid and Nancy. By using char- 
acters that have established per- 
sonalities (and quite a following, I 
might add - you should hear the 
crowd scream for Sid and Nancy at 
ArtsBar), the Squad has no prob- 
lems generating laughs. Accord- 
ing to Merritt, "It's the same char- 
acters with the same sayings, but 
in a totally different situation. And 
usually that creates comedy ... or a 
nasty infection." 

The Squad has gained quite a 
cult following in their two years 
together. Says Ron Mohl, "It's a 
cult kind of atmosphere. But not 
OC-cult, I mean we don't eat people 
or anything - it's a cult-ISH kind of 
thing... Did I mention that RON's 
the funniest?" This following is 
understandable because laughter 
is addictive, and the Comedy Squad 
always provides plenty of it. 

The sketches that the Squad 
performs are written as a group, 
often in only a few days before 

each show. "The funniest stu! 
comes from out of the ordinary 
says Kim Kleinman who, along wit 
Bill, is one of the most prolific wni 
ers in the group. The material # 
often drawn from current events, s 
it is helpful for the audience to b 
well read and informed if they aret 
understand some of the more sr- 
phisticated satire in the sketche- 
Political humor is also among tht 
Squad's repertoire. According t| 
Kim, "I think it (performing live) if 
a great venue for stirring up people^ 
ideas." I 

What, you might ask, goel 
through the minds of the actor| 
when they have to come up witf 
something funny while in front t 
an audience? I posed this questic 
to Bill who responded, "Ultimately 
it would be nice to be able to ele. 
your head and think of some tiiirj 
really great, but usually there's a If 1 
of panicking and sweating, and the| 
somethingjust spews out. It's grecj 
when you can put yourself undo 
that pressure and you can handle l 
That's the partof improvthat I get offori 

All of the Squad's member 
seem to be able to handle this pre* 
sure exceptionally well. I have set 
them perform many times, and 
have continuously been impress^ 
with the group's ability to make n 
laugh, even on an off night. 1 1 is n 
opinion that these are the fine* 
comic actors in Palm Beach Count' 
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and see the Comedy Squad do the, 
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investment. You may spend yoi^ 
hard earned money on a movie tli 
could turn out to be lousy (anyoi 
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Squad with the confidence of knov 
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Groove to a Hot 
New Group 

By Chris Harris 

What would you get if you com- 
bined the magic of the "Red Hot 
Chili Peppers", "Primus", and "Faith 
No More" into one group and re- 
corded it all on one CD? The potion 
reveals the "Infectious Grooves" 
who succesfully blend a mixture of 
metal, punk, and funk music on 
their debut release entitled, 'The 
Plague That Makes Your Booty 

Mike Muir and Robert Trujillo, 
both from the punk band "Suicidal 
Tendencies", collaborate to create 
one of the most energetic and hi- 
larious CD's I have heard in a long 
time. With song titles such as "You 
Lie. ..And Yo Breath Stank," and 
"Stop Funk'n With My Head," how 
can you not possibly love this 

Highlights of this CD include 
"Infectious Grooves," "Therapy," 
"Monster Skank", and "PunkltUp." 
The remaining songs are worth lis- 
tening to, especially the five tracks 
which arejokes recorded in studio. 
The jokes are a running gag 
throughout the entire CD, which 
keeps the listener in hysterics in 
between the songs. 

The "Infectious Grooves" were 
priviledged to have Ozzy Ozboume 
contribute vocals on "Therapy, a 
song about the idiotic state of 
therapy in the world today. An- 
other famous contributor was 
Stephen Perkins, a member of the 
now-defunct band "Jane's Addiction". 

The "Infectious Grooves" 
summed up their entire attitude in 
their press release by proudly stat- 
ing, "We wanted to make a record 
that you may not ever hear on Top 
40 stations, but five years from 
now, people will still be playing it 
on their stereos and enjoying it just 
as much-if not more-than when 
they first heard it." 

So, if you're sick and tired of the 
endless barrage of monotonous Top 
40 music and you're looking for a 
new direction, take my advice and 
run to the nearest record store for 
a copy of the "Infectious Grooves". 


By Jason Wilkeson 

Welcome to the first edition of 
"Jason's Aimless Insights," a col- 
umn designed to make you, the 
intellectual college student, un- 
derstand such phenomenon as bell- 
bottom pants. We will dwell on this 
and other pointless things, and 
hopefully we can start to unravel 
this twisted extension cord of mys- 
teries that I like to call life. . 


Once in a while, it's good to just 
kick back and ponder the Great 
Mysteries of Life and Other Stuff, 
such as "Why do dogs hate it when 
people blow in their faces?" As any 
dog owner knows, this is a sure-fire 
method of getting a dog perturbed 
(but it's funny, isn't it?). 

Case in point: my dog Socrates 
(that's Socks to his 
friends). He was 
once run over by a 
trailer used to haul 
Bobcats (for those 
obtuse readers, 
that's the mechani- 
cal-tractor type, not 
the hulking, rip- 
paw feline type. 
Just thought I'd 
clear that up for 
you). Socks survived the accident 
with only a weird limp. He then 
proceeded to file a personal injury 
lawsuit against the trailer, but the 
case was settled out of court (he 
relieved himself on the trailer's tires , 
which seemed to be ample com- 
pensation). Any dog that can stare 
death in the face like that and come 
out of it wagging his tail should be 
tough as nails, right? Hardly. If you 
blow in his face, a strange event 
will occur. He will go into a spastic 
fit that can best be compared to a 
person who has just been maced (I 
know how that feels - but that's 
another story). 

(By the way: If you didn't know 
what kind of bobcat I was referring 
to, how could I possibly expect you 
to know the meaning of the word 
"obtuse"? Maybe it's just me.) 

The cause of this reaction is 
beyond any scientific explanation. 

Well, scientists probably could find 
an explanation, but how would they 
get the funds for such a project? (A 
puzzled director at John Hopkins 
to a researcher: "You need twenty 
million dollars for WHAT?!?") . Could 
it be that I have bad breath? We are 
talking about an animal that 
spends his free time (which is every 
waking second) licking himself. 
This is the same animal that takes 
to roadkill like a debutante takes to 
caviar (not that caviar tastes much 
better). I refuse to accept the 
thought of my dog trying to tell me 
that I need to invest in some 
Listerine, which is one of the few 
substances on the planet that can 
make even Socks gag. 

So what could it be? Maybe 
dogs have some sort 
of mutant nerve end- 
ing in their noses 
that wreaks havoc on 
their central nervous 
systems when air 
pressure is applied. 
No, that couldn't be 
it, because what's 
the first thing Socks 
does when he's in a 
moving car? That's 
right, he sticks his 
face out the window, 
allowing his tongue to flap in the 
hurricane-force wind. This is why 
our car sometimes sports that ever- 
so-attractive film of doggie drool on 
the passenger-side window. 

I imagine I'll never understand 
why he reacts so badly to my blow- 
ing in his face. Maybe my best 
course of action would be to stop 
committing this heinous act, and 
leave Socks alone so he can return 
to the blissful state of ignorance he 
seems to be in while he licks him- 
self. Why, you ask, does he do this? 
Because he can, of course. But 
that's another story. 

If you like what you read, I 
would love to hear from you. If you 
don't, it's probably best that you 
keep it to yourself. Afterall, I am 
emotionally unstable, and harsh 
criticism may cause irreparable 
damage to my psyche. 

The Comedy Squad (Left to Right) - Kim Kleinman, Dave Blumenfeld, Ron Mohl, 
Suzanne Dunn, Greg Madera, Elena Garcia, Deane Laseter and Bill Merritt. 


By D.S.Ullery 

If you are at all human and own 
a V.C.R., you have no doubt found 
yourself scanning the shelves in 
your local video store for a film you 
haven't seen twelve times. These 
searches will inevitably take you to 
the point of seeking any video that 
has an intriguing cover. A large 
percentage of these films are di- 
rect-to-video releases that most 
people have never heard of - but 
that's the point, isn't it? You are 
attempting to experience a film you 
have never seen. The problem is, 
most of these films turn out to be a 
waste of money and celluloid. 

That's where this column en- 
ters the picture. "Video Alert" is a 
service for you video watchers . Each 
edition will cover a little- -known 
film that you probably have not 
seen, but may at some point rent 
out of blissful ignorance. In the 
column you will be able to read a 
review of the film, as well as a 
description of the video cover so 

you know what to avoid. 

That said, I present as "Video 
Alerf's first victim "Critters 3", 
which was released, unlike it's pre- 
decessors, directly to video. 

This time around the "critters"- 
malevolent balls of fur that roll 
around and shoot poisoned har- 
poons into their victims before eat- 
ing them -have taken up residence 
in an urban tenament building. 
There's really not much of a plot to 
describe - the tenants join forces to 
defeat the demonic little porcupine 
wannabee's, aided by the "know 
how" of ex-bounty hunter / former 
town drunk Charlie, played for the 
third time by Don Opper in what 
turns out to be the film's best per- 
formance. Opper tries valiantly, but 
the acting skills of the other players 
are non-existent, and the film be- 
comes almost embarrassingly te- 
dious when they are in front of the 

But that's all. The rest of the 
film fails, in every way, to equal the 
spark of manic originality that 

marked the first film, or the es- 
sence of fun that enshrouded the 
second chapter. This is soulless 
moviemaking - the "painting-by- 
numbers" version of cinema. 

The first two films - particularly 
the original - have an element of 
humor about them to be sure, but 
there is a large dose of real horror 
as well. Not so with "Critters 3". 
This one plays, unintentionally, as 
a moronic comedy , a spoof of the 

Until the last few moments. As 
the film prepares to fade to black, 
the phrase 'To be continued..." 
flashes across the screen, announc- 
ing the impending arrival of "Crit- 
ters 4". Now that's scary. 
CRITTERS 3 : Cover shows one of 
the rodentia from Hell tearing 
through a photo of a major me- 
tropolis, while below him an ad-line 
proclaims "You are what THEY eat! !" 
Look, laugh, and then leave. 

Goldberg at 

Funniest in 

"Sister Act" 

By D.S. Ullery 

Whoopi Goldberg must be a 
real sport. In almost every movie 
she stars in, she plays a character 
who is a square peg - the kind of 
bizarre individual who can never 
quite fit in anywhere. (The only 
films in which this doesn't hold 
true are "The Color Purple" and 
"Soapdish"). For someone with her 
talents, this has got to be getting 
old fast. 

Now we have "Sister Act", which 

- from its opening moments in a 
Reno showroom - presents 
Goldberg as an outlandish charac- 
ter, into sex, tasteless clothing, etc. 
The character is a singer (of sorts) 
who happens to witness a mob 
killing, one that is presided over by 
her lover, a thug named Vinnie 
(Harvey Keitel, fresh from the film 
"Bugsy" and doing a fine job). 

To cut to the chase, Goldberg 
runs, the cops hear her story, and 
before long she is involved in a 
witness relocation program. As one 
might surmise from the television 
and newspaper ads, not to mention 
the title, she finds herself attempt- 
ing to pass herself off as a nun. 

This has all the markings of a 
formula plot to be sure, but it's 
funny anyway. Goldberg has never 
been funnier, ;and the nuns are 
full of their own personality quirks, 
including one scene-stealer who, 
when describing how comfortably 
covenants today live, remarks "We 
were in the country - bare feet, no 
electricity, and water from a pump 

- now those were nuns!" 

Then there is Maggie Smith 
(most recently seen as an aged 
Wendy Darling in Steven 
Spielberg's "Hook") as the Mother 
Superior. She is nothing short of 
hilarious, and provides not only a 
great straight -man (or is it straight- 
nun?) to Goldberg's antics, but also 
has some great comic moments of 
her own. 

In all, the most pleasing aspect 
of "Sister Act" is that, rather than 
just showcasing what an oddball 
Goldberg's character is, the film 
chooses to tell the story of how this 
outsider becomes one of the group. 
This film is about how to fit in 
where you wouldn't think anyone 
would want you. It is also about 
laughing and having a good time. I 
did both. I highly recommend "Sis- 
ter Act". ^^ 

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By James Gavin 

The Lady Panthers' won the 
State National Junior College Ath- 
letic Association championship 
held April 10-12. The state finals 
were hosted by PBCC's women's 
tennis team and they easily de- 
feated the other six conference op- 
ponents by winning seven of nine 
' finals. 

The Lady Panthers' rolled up 
twenty five points and locked up 
first place on the second day of the 
tournament. Broward CC finished 
a distant second with fifteen points. 

The experience of last years 

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heartbreaking one point loss in the 
state finals gave the Panthers the 
incentive they needed to win this 

In what is usually a close tour- 
nament decided by four points or 
less, PBCC's ten point margin of 
victory is one of the highest in state 

Compiling a 19-1 record earlier 
in the season, PBCC was seeded 
number one this year in Florida. 

The Lady Panthers finished 
sixth in the nation and number one 
in Florida! Congratulations!! 






J3y James Stravino 

How would you like to sit just a 
few feet away from future NBA stars , 
as they play the game they love, 
and watch them do it all right here 
at PBCC?! 

The Palm Beach Stingrays will 
allow you to do just that. 

The PBCC gymnasium is cur- 
rently playing host to the Palm 
Beach Stingrays of the United 
States Basketball League. The team 
is coached by Joe Ceravolo, Se- 
nior/Instructor at PBCC, and his 
assistant coaches, Scott Pospichal 
(PBCC's men's basketball coach) 

and Maceo Wright. Blake Levy the 
announcer for the Panthers Bas- 
ketball team is the assistant gen- 
eral manager. 

The roster for the Stingray's 
include— Ron Mathias a former 
standout guard for the Panthers, 
Harold Boudreaux from Louisiana 
State University, Lorenzo Williams 
from Stetson and Reggie Cross from 

The USBL plays an up-tempo 
style of basketball which makes it 
very exciting for the average fan. 

Blake Levy: Voice of the Panthers 

By Mike Mitsejf 

"Threeeeee-pointer for Anthony 
Whitfield, the Panthers take the 
lead...!" exclaims Blake Levy, an- 
nouncer for the Panthers mens bas- 
ketball team. 

Since 1985, beginning with 
John I. Leonard High School, Levy 
has been involved in sports pro- 
grams. On the staff of his high 
school newspaper, the Knight 
Times, Levy covered the champion- 
ship baseball program at Leonard 
as a sports writer. In 1987 Levy 
added announcing to his resume' 
while continuing to write for the 
Knight Times. 

"I've always wanted to be a 
sportscaster; I look up to people 
such as Vin Scully, Dick Vitale and 
Howard Cossell, they are doing or 
have done what I want to do," ex- 

plained Levy. 

In 1989 Levy approached base- 
ball coach Craig Gero about an- 
nouncing the games and keeping 
the statistics; he consented. After 
about a year Levy changed sports, 
and moved to the Panthers basket- 
ball program coached by Scott 
Pospichal. Levy announced the 
games, kept the statistics, and pro- 
duced the first ever PBCC basket- 
ball media guide. Levy is also the 
unpaid Sports Information Director 
for the team. 

"Blake is family," said 
Pospichal; "the sacrifices he makes 
to enhance the athletic program 
are incredible." 

"An immediate goal of mine is 
to become the youngest staff mem- 
ber at PBCC doing stats, promos, 
announcing, and to be the paid 
Sports Information Director." 

Levy, a sophomore, is majoring 
in broadcast communications, and 
until recently announced games for 
the Florida State League's Miami 
Miracle, a class A professional mi- 
nor league baseball team. He quit 
the team when they moved to Fort 
Meyers, Flonda. Currently, Levy is 
the Assistant General Manager of 
the West Palm Beach Stingrays of 
the United States Basketball League. 
And, as he did in high school, 
Levy covered the sports programs 
at PBCC as the Sports Editor for the 
student newspaper, the Beach- 
comber, in 1991, 

"I feel lucky to be working with 
people like Hamid Faquire (Direc- 
tor of Student Activities and Athlet- 
ics), coach Gero and coach 
Pospichal," said Levy. 

"Blake is professional, reliable, 
and first class," said Faquire. 
Blake Levy: Voice of the Panthers. 

> anthers Miss Tournament 

File photo 

By James Stravino 

PBCC started the second half of 
its conference schedule by sweep- 
ing Edison CC. In the home game, 
Alex Diaz hit a three run home run 
in the bottom of the first to start 
things off. With the score seven to 
two in the sixth, Steve Meyer ended 
the scoring with a three run blast of 
his own. Meyer was two for three for 
the game. Winning pitcher Dave 
Manning started the game and had 
five strikeouts. Mark Lucas who 
relived P.J. Meyer in the ninth got 
the save. The final score was ten to 

PBCC split its next two games 
against Miami Dade-North. In the 
home game, Jimmy Pflug scored 
two runs and Diaz had three RBI's. 
Diaz hit a two run homer in the fifth 
inning. Both he and Pflug went two 
for four in the game. Marty Reinhart 
pitched a complete game for the 
victory. Reinhart had five strike- 
outs and gave up five hits. The final 
score was seven to four. 

The Panthers won at Miami 
Dade-Wolfson, but when the series 
came to PBCC it was a different 
story. Dave Manning started the 
game, but was relived in the fifth 
after giving up six runs. He also 
struck out six. Mark Lucas who 
relieved Manning lasted only an 
inning because he gave up five runs 
on four hits. Shane McDaniel took 
over and finished the game. He had 
three strike outs in three plus in- 
nings of work. The offense was sup- 
plied by Jimmy Pflug and Mike 
McPhail. McPhail scored three times 
and he hit a two run homerun. Pflug 
scored twice and was on base when 
McPhail hit the homerun. Manning 
took the loss. Final score was fif- 
teen to six. 

PBCC's Panthers took a two 
game series from Indian River CC. 
In the home game, pitcher Brain 
Merkey struck out three times while 
giving up three runs on his way to 
the win. Carl Grinstead and Alex 
Diaz supplied the offense. Grinstead 
was three forthree and scored twice. 
Diaz was one for three with a run 
batted in. He also scored twice. 
Merkey was credited with the win. 
Final score six to three. 

Broward Community College 
split a home and away series against 
the Panthers losing in their home 

stadium and winning at PBCC. Alt 
proceeds from the game were do- 
nated to the Greg A. Bartley Memo- 
rial Scholarship fund. Dave Man- 
ning pitched an eleven inning com- 
plete game. He had a season high 
thirteen strikeouts but also gave up 
four runs. Mike McPhail and Alex 
Diaz each had a RBI. Manning took 
the loss. The final score was four to 

The team's final conference op- 
ponent was Miami Dade-South To 
reach the state tournament, the 
Panthers needed a sweep and a little 
luck in other conference match- 
ups. Unfortunately the team lost 
both games. In the away game, 
pitcher Mark Lucas started the 
game, and P.J. Meyer took the loss; 
his first of the season. In the home 
game, Marty Reinhart started it and 
was the eventual loser. Marty had 
six strikeouts while giving up eight 
runs. Bnan Merkey relived Reinhart 
in the eighth, but gave up five runs 
before finishing the game. Offen- 
sively Steve Meyer and John Trefry 
each had two RBI's. Meyerwas three 
for four and Trefry was two for four 
The final score was thirteen to five, 
The game with Palm Beach At- 
lantic was cancelled due to the fact 
they were preparing for a tourna- 
ment the next day. 

The first game with Valencia 
Community College was cancelled 
due to rain. The final game of the , 
season was played here on Satur 
day afternoon. Dave Manning started ; 
pitching, but was relieved after the 
fourth inning by Marty Reinhart, 
the winning pitcher. Reinhart 
pitched two perfect innings before 
giving way to T.J. Schenbeck. Mark 
Lucas relieved Schenbeck and was 
credited with a save. Manning 
struck out the side in the second 
inning. Danon Winter went three 
for five with three RBI's. The final 
score was seven to three. 

The Panther's finished the sea- 
son at 32- 1 4 ( 1 4- 1 in the southern 
conference). There are some people 
who deserve to be mentioned in this 
article: Mrs. Winter and Sandy Gero 
for having a great concession stand 
and Coach Craig Gero and his coach- 
ing staff, Darryl Boyd and Renee 
Francisco for suppling us with an- 
other great year of Panther baseball, 


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September 23, 1992 

Student Housing 
To Open In Spring 

Associate Editor 

The Palm Beach Com- 
munity College Foundation 
has announced the build- 
ing of 160 units of student 
housing located just a half 
mile from PBCC's central 

The two story, four bed- 
room homes will be fully 
furnished with carpeting, 
range, dishwasher, refrigera- 
tor, microwave, washer, 
dryer, vacuum and garbage 
disposal. The units will cost 
between $230-255 per 
month depending upon the 
final cost of construction. 

The project will be 
funded by a private bond 
issue. The property to be 
used is located on 2nd Av- 
enue North and was donated 
to the school in 1975. The 
units which are open to 
PBCC students only have a 
downstairs bedroom and full 
bath with three bedrooms 
and 11/2 baths on the sec- 
ond floor. Each will house 
four students. Amenties 
include a pool, and a club- 

Phi Theta Kappa Helps Homeless In Hurricane Stricken Florida City 

Photo Editor 

Wanting to help the thou- 
sands of victims of Hurricane 
Andrew in neighboring Dade 
County; Phi Theta Kappa or- 
ganized a relief supplies 
collection and distribution 
program here at Palm 
Beach Community College 
within hours of the mass 

Sparked by pleas for hu- 
manitarian relief from the 
Red Cross and other disas- 
ter relief agencies, organiz- 
ers from Phi Theta Kappa 
obtained air time from local 
radio stations WRMB, and 
WJNO. They sent out the 
message to our local com- 
munity that residents in 
Dade county needed all the 
basic survival items: water, 
non-perishable canned 
goods, medical supplies, dis- 
posable diapers and baby 

The response was im- 
mediate, and within hours 
cases of relief supplies came 
pouring into the collection 
point at the Business Arts 
building on Central Cam- 
pus. When enough supplies 
for a first trip were as- 
sembled, Phi Theta Kappa 

Hurricane Andrew Heavily Damages 
Miami Schools 

By Jolm Williams 

(CPS) — Hurricane Andrew 

didn't spare college cam 

puses in the Miami area, 
creating havoc for adminis- 
trators, faculty and students 
and adding to the woes of an 
area that is still reeling from 
the deadly storm. 

The hurricane flattened 
the Homestead campus of 
Miami-Dade Community 

were still trying to assess 
damage to their colleges and 
universities after Andrew 
crossed southern Florida, 
moved into the Gulf of 
Mexico and slammed into 
Louisiana west of New Or- 

Classes were canceled 
at Louisiana State Univer- 
sity in Baton Rouge Aug. 
27-29, but schools in the 


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stands before an uprooted Banyon Tree in Broward County. 

College, heavily damaged the 
school's south Miami cam- 
pus, and caused extensive 
losses to Florida Interna- 
tional University and the 

New Orleans area were gen 
erally unaffected. 

A spokeswoman for the 
University of Southwestern 
Louisiana in Louisiana in 

members departed for the 
uncertain trek south into 
the wake of South Florida's 
worst natural disaster to 


Kappa's Internal Vice 
President, Glen Gareau said 
that when he arrived with 

Photo by Rob Gerard 
Lending Helping Hands. Diana Fitt sorts food for Andrew's victims 

the first load at the 17th 
Street collection point in 
Overtown, Miami, it was im- 
mediately loaded on trucks 
going south to the hardest 
hit areas of Cutler Ridge, 
and Homestead. Workers in 
Miami said the supplies were 
enroute to areas where noth- 
ing was available and that 
they were among the first to 
reach the stricken area. 

Getting the supplies to 
where they are needed the 
most, that was the mission. 
Kevin Harrellson, A.J. Key, 
Keira Taylor, along with 
other members answered 
the call for help. Volunteers 
from the local Lake Worth 
community worked along- 
side P.T.K. members to sort 
and load the supplies. By 
mid-afternoon, the day after 
the winds subsided, Glen 
Gareau was waiting for the 
arrival of a large flatbedtruck. 
The truck contained much 
needed supplies for the hurri- 
cane victims. 

The effort was coordi- 
nated and supported by 
Scott MacLachlan who of- 
fered the use of the college 
vans to assistin transporting 
of the supplies. 

Andrew Sends Wake Up Call For South Florida! 


"I didn't .know what to 
do. My neighbor's grand- 
daughter brought me and 
my daughter here. We are 
so thankful to be safe from 
the storm," said a wheel- 
chair-bound Gertrude 
Frenger at the PBCC gym- 
nasium (a temporary Red 
Cross shelter). 

Her's was a common 
sentiment expressed 
throughout the long night of 
August 23, 1992. 

Not smce the devasta- 
tion of the Florida Keys m 
1928 have we witnessed 
destruction so swift and on 
such an unimaginable scale 
as hurricane Andrew. 

"The only hurricane that 
I had been in before was 
David, in 1979, but this was 
different. A friend and my- 
self drove down to Home- 
stead to deliver food to the 
outlyingneighborhoods. We 
were the first outsiders they 
had seen since Andrew 
struck two days before , " said 
PBCC night student Randy 

"The area smelled of 
burned out buildings. 
Refuse from the storm was 
plowed off the roadways and 
piled along the curbs almost 
four feet high. Several trac- 
tor-trailers were laying on 

and the few trees left stand- 
ing appeared lifeless," said 

Three weeks later, south 
Dade is still reeling from the 
effects of one of the most 
powerful and destructive 
hurricanes to ever smash 
mto Florida's east coast. t 

The infrequency with 
which hurricanes have come 
ashore in the past 20 years 
has served to lull us to sleep, 
to make us complacent, and 
to give us a false sense of 
security, and perhaps even 

"You just cannot imag- 
ine the destruction! The 
number of people living out 
in the open, sleeping out- 
side with no protection, no 
roof, and no home, just a 
pile of rubble where once 
their home had stood. Mul- 
tiply this scene by the thou- 
sands. It is literally over- 
whelming. What Miami 
needs now, right now, is 
carpenters, roofers, con- 
struction workers by the 
thousands , to begin the long 
process of restoring these 
See WAKE Up/page 4 

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Since August of 1991, I have 
been trying, each day of the week - 
except Saturday and Sunday, to get 
to school without a hassle or a mi- 

Now, almost a full year later, I 
am still trying to achieve that goal. I 
have no reliable transportation of 
my own - not many who live at 
poverty level have that sort of luxury 
- so I try to find alternatives. For a 
while (the first month) I tried the 
bus, the city bus, but because it was 
so unreliable and quite a distance 
from where I live, I felt it was coun- 
terproductive to what I was trying to 

Then, I relied on my sister - but 
the unwillingness to share, that is 
so characteristically her, was al- 
most too much - that and her "ex- 
tremely rock" music and smoking 
habits nearly drove me insane. But, 
as luck would have it she quit her 
job so conveniently close to my 
school, and later completely totalled 
her own car (leaving her thankfully 
unscathed). Unfortunately, this left 
me with very few alternatives, the 
bus and my mother - good friends 
are hard to find. But I was blessed 
with a friend who worked nearby 
and was able to bring me home three 
days out of the week. It was the 
getting to school that was about to 
drive me to the "loony bin." 

Again the bus was a "not so 
favorable" option, but face it, work- 
ing from 8 a.m. to noon, then going 
to classes, and then working until 5 
p m. is hard enough, but having to 
wake up at 5 a.m. so you can take a 
45-50 minute walk to catch a bus 
that will take almost an hour to 
bring you to a bus stop that is 20 
minutes away from where you want 
to be is kinda nuts, and if you have 
been calculating the time, it does 
not exactiy bring you to work on 
time. Now that's on a good day. 

When riding the Palm Beach 
County Public Transportation Sys- 
tem and you happen to be taking 
route 8, you have to deal with nu- 
merous bus break downs (another 
hour delay), ten minute stop over at 
Century Village (which by the way 
has it's own bus system), and then 
another ten minute stop (drivers 
need their breaks - even if it means 
that the people who rely on the 
public transports are left sitting and 
«ul up late forwork, appointments 
eti .). 

And of course vou deal with 
unvers who do NOT know how to 
drive... racing over speed bumps, 
driving over curbs, slowing for green 
lights, speeding for yellow lights 
cutting off other drivers in traffic' 
fhen of course, when vour bus does 
break down there is no refund, the 
money machine on the buses do 
take dollar bills but, alas, give no 
change And let's 
not forget the atti- 
tudes of many driv- 
ers . rude, crass, 
obnoxious, impa- 
tient, etc 

The third week 
in July, 9 30 a m . 
the city bus pulls) 
up to the bus stopjt 
on Lyons, across 
I torn Century Vil 
Jatje no loute 
mimbei oi riesbna 
uon visible (this is 
t n Boca Raton) sol 
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west?" His answer, "Boca." My reply 
'Yes, but east or west?" His response, 
"Boca." After my third inquiry he 
said, "Downtown", being the smart 
college student that I am, I surmised 
from his response that he meant 
east, which is the direction one 
would go from our present location, 
so I boarded the bus and as I was 
standing m the doorway the driver 
snapped the doors closed behind me 
and "stepped on it," 

Off we roared, nearly toppling 
me to the floor of the bus, but finally 
I got my 90 cents into the money 
machine. Not that much later the 
buzzer sounded from someone want- 
ing to get off at the next stop . It was 
completely ignored. 

Then, some ten minutes down 
the road, going from Glades to Jog, 
the driver missed his turn. We had 
to go the way we would have gone 
had they not eliminated some of the 
stops. We arrived in front of Burdines 
at Town Center. I was thinking to 
myself, "In another twenty minutes 
or so, I will be at my stop." Still at 
Burdines after about ten minutes, 
the driver finally comes back in the 
bus and said, "We'll be here awhile." 
Off he went again, leaving paying 
costumers to fume. I got off the bus, 
approached the driver and asked 
what was going on. "Bus is down," 
he replied. I then inquired as to how 
long we would be stuck here and he 
said a half hour, 45 minutes. 

Did you ever try pulling teeth 
from a grizzly ? Again I made an 
enquiry, this time as to a replace- 
ment bus. His answer, "Yeah." "Do 
I get a refund," I asked. "Nope." 

So, fuming enough to keep the 
Boca Ratonians in electricity for a 
good two hours, I relented, I phoned 
mom. Ulcer burning and migraines 
banging, I listened as the tone of her 
swearing said, (you're to blame), 
then I waited twenty minutes for 

There is something definitely... 
inherently wrongwith a public trans- 
portation system that does not give 
refunds, change or reliable service 
to its paying customers, does not 
add appropriate bus stops to ac- 
commodate a growing city, but in- 
stead eliminates several stops to 
accommodate the people who live in 
Century Village. 

Why are there NO stops by 
Clintmoore Road and Lyons Road, 
or in front of PBCC's south campus 
(behind FAU) . The city bus or county 
bus system should send a couple of 
their people to West Germany to see 
how a real PUBLIC bus system oper- 

The public bus system is sup- 
posed to be for the public! The bus 
system should not harass the pub- 
lic. A lot of people think paying for a 
college education is a hassle, and 
sometime just getting there is no 
picnic either !!! 


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little wading pool of random thoughts 
and opinions you can plagiarize for 
your next term paper. "If it isn't good 
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Phi Theta Kappa - Delta Omicron Chapter Central Campus 
Office phone 439-8229 ROOM BA 110 

General Meetings: August 30, 7 p.m. CE121 

September 13, 7 p.m. CE121 
September 27, 7 p.m CE121 
Social Events: Water Skiing Trip, September 6 

Bowling Night (Fairlanes) September 25, 10 p.m to 2 a.m. 
Service: Voters Registration Drive, BA Patio, September 16 
Scholarship: Leadership Conference September 19, Nova University 
School Holidays: Monday, September 7 

Friday, October 16 
Thanksgiving, November 26 to November 29 
Finals and end of fall term week of December 
Voter's Registration: September 16 on the BA Patio 9 a.m. to 

October 1 on the BA Patio 9 a.m. to 9 
October 2 on the BA Patio 9 a.m. to 3 
DPMA: Monday, September 1, Recruitment/Orientation 5:30 p.m. 
Room BA302 

Saturday, September 12 Meeting and Election of Officers 
8:30 a.m. at the Palm Beach Cafe, 2528 South Military 
September 17, 7 p.m., General Meeting, SAC Lounge 
September 23, Free BBQ in BA Patio 
September 24, 7 p.m., General Meeting, SAC Lounge 
August 31 through September 30, SGA Executive Board Elections 


9 p.m. 


Budget Cuts: How They Affect Students 

Staff Reporter 

"Budget Cuts." These two words are very 
familiar to faculty and students. One thing is for 
certain, whether we like it or not.... they do affect 

Yes, we all are affected by budget cuts and 
until our sluggish economy picks up, we will 
continue to fall victim to this never ending battle. 

Although it affects both faculty and students, 
budget cuts are felt all over the campus. 

There are some students who are very dis- 
turbed by the budget cuts, and as a result they 
have voiced their opinions to their teachers and 
to the administration. 

However, there are some students who do not 
concern themselves with the budget. Many 

students do not realize exactly how much budget 
cuts affect them in the class. 

Although there are not any statistics as yet, 
the first thing that students usually notice is the 
larger class size over last year. 

Students also notice that there is a decrease 
in the amount of handouts that are being passed 
out in class. Since paper and the copying of 
materials can become quite costly. 

Sometimes the budget cut causes the full- 
time teachers to be replaced with adjunct teach- 
ers. Adjunct teachers usually only teach one or 
bvo classes per term. These teachers do not 
receive benefits therefore it is less expensive for 
the college to employ them. 

Inside the classroom, there are complaints 
See Budget Cuts/Page 13 

You're an adult now! 

News Editor 

The first day of college can be a scary experi- 
ence. For most students who have graduated 
from high school a fewmonths ago, this will be the 
first time that you are going to school because you 
want to, not because you have to. When you were 
in high school, your teachers expected a lot from 
you with regards to manners, being on time, and 
being prepared. The same applies here, but with 
a few differences. You will still be expected to 
arrive to class on time, come prepared with paper, 
pencils, pens, and books, but when you are 
thirsty, you can get up and leave the room without 
waiting for permission. You can leave early if you 
so desire. You can be absent without a written 
note, or having to have mom call in with an 
explanation of your absence, 

Throughout all this, there is one very impor- 
tant thing to remember about college, and that is 
you are an adult now. No one is going to remind 
you to do your homework, study for the exam that 
is coming up, to take notes in class and to be on 
time. You will not be embarrassed by your profes- 
sor calling on you. They expect the work to be 
done without having to remind you. They will help 
you, but only if you ask. They do not want to see 
you fail, but they will not hold your hand either. 
The work is expected, after all you do not have to 
be there. 

So do not let college scare you. It can be a lot 
of fun. Get involved in some activities, join some 
of the clubs, get involved in student government 
and most important, learn not only from your 
professors but from your friends. College is a 
great place to be, 

Baseball Team Pitches In 

Beachcomber Editors 

The PBCC Baseball team spent Labor Day 
weekend at the South Florida Fairgrounds. They 
were not playing a game, but were working, the 
midnight to 6 A.M. shift helping the Red Cross to 
load trucks waiting to go down to hurricane 
stricken Dade County. 

When asked why the team was spending their 
weekend working, Head Coach Gero explained, 
'You see the devastation down there and the team 
just wanted to help." 

Tryouts for the baseball season started last 
week but Miami Dade campus had to put theirs 
on hold. Even though the two schools are rivals 
on the playing field, when one team needs help 
outside of sports, everyone pitches in. 

Student Resource Center A Friend to many PBCC Students Library Receives Books 


This year's Palm Beach Community College 
students will be able to take advantage of a wide 
variety of benefits and services being offered by 
the Student Resource Center. 

The Student Resource Center is a little known 
college organization with some big plans for the 
upcoming fall and winter terms. On the top of 
their fall agenda is a Halloween dance and cos- 
tume party, children welcome. Other upcoming 
fall events include concerts, picnics, sporting 
events, and various other activities which stu- 
dents are welcomed and encouraged to partici- 
pate in. 

The Student Resource Center also provides 
special student services such as student discus- 
sion groups, drug and alcohol information and 
counseling, and 12 Step program meetings which 
will be held on campus. 

According to Jude Baker, Coordinator of the 
Substance Abuse and Prevention Program at 
Palm Beach Community College, the mam objec- 
tive of the Student Resource Center is to promote 
healthy lifestyle choices for young adults. BaKer 
feels that the best way to do this is by providing 
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lege students. 

One of many interesting programs that the 
Student Resource Center will be offering during 
the fall and winter terms is a Student Mentor 
Program. This program will provide students to 
student counseling and encouragement not only 
for those students who wish to seek advise, but 
also for those who wish to give it. Overall, the 
Student Resource Center provides a great variety 
of helpful, informative programs for those who are 
interested in helping others, helping themselves, 
or just having a good time. 

The Student Resource Center is a worthwhile 
student organization with a great deal to offer to 
the students of Palm Beach Community College; 
however, the Student Resource Center is count- 
ing on student aid to mak e these things happen. 
If you have any ques- 
tions, suggestions, com- 
ments, or time to offer to 
the organization, you are 
asked to please contact 
Jude Baker or Special! 
Programs Coordinator! 
Elivio Serrano in the 
Testing Center. 

Also, if you are inter- 
ested in the StudentMen- 
tor Program or any other 
facet of the Student Re- 
source Center, please feel 
free to contact Jude or 

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News Editor ^, 

Over the past several months the main cam- 
pus library has received over 1 ,400 books. These 
books are being donated by Palm Beach Post 
Book Review Editor, Brian Crowley. Brian is a 
former PBCC student and editor of the Beach- 
comber. He will continue to donate any books he 
receives from publishers. 

The library on the main campus is opened 
Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 
p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They 
are open on most Saturdays during the term from 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

In order to receive a library card, just bring in 
your current paid schedule and as long as you are 
enrolled at the college you will have a card. 

Pop over when you get a chance! 








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CAREER GOALS: Attend law school, become an attorney, run for office and 
perhaps obtain a Masters in Sociology 

QUALIFICATIONS: PBCC representative to Child Advocacy Board of Palm 
Beach County from March 91 to present; SGA Senator 90-91 and 91-92; 
represented PBCC at the March conferenc eof the Florida State Junior 
College Association; have 4.0 GPA; received two academic awards in History 
and Sociology - May 92 Secretary Protem Westside Homeowners Association 
at present; Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; served on SGA 
Summer Committee 1991, sat on Student Judiciary Committee, received 
two academic awards in Sociology and History, have a 4. GPA, and basically 
I like to get things done. 

HOW WERE RUNNING MATES CHOSEN: My team has been chosen due to 
their experience and our desire to see SGA continue the proven path that the 
present board has achieved. As a team I feel we can work both with the 
students and the administration to accomplish the needs of the student on 
campus, including the night students who are a very important part of this 
campus and student body. 

PLATFORM/GOALS: To encourage the students of PBCC to get involved in 
the community and the community to become involved with us. Due to the 
access I enjoy with legislators, I would like them to visit PBCC and speak as 
well as answer questions in order to unify the four campuses. I also hope to 
form an inter-campus council to unify all campuses and give students a 
stronger voice. The continuation of the innter-club council is another one 
of my goals. I would like to encourage membership in SGA of all students so 
they have an active voice in helping this campus reach its goals and the goals 
of tiie students, 

TEAM PHILOSOPHY: I believe in a democratic/equalitarian leadership. A 
team can only function effectively when it performs in unison toward a 
common goal. Due to past experience with my running mates, I believe we 
will work well together toward a common goal and that is to make this year 
the best SGA has had. 

PERSONAL COMMENT: Regardless of who wins the election, I hope the 92- 
93 executive board will continue the work of Rick Asnani. Serving closely 
with him in 1991-92 1 respect and admire the effort he put into SGA. Once 
again, I would like the Student Government Association of 92-93 to have the 
largest Senate and be the most effective yet. 
MAJOR; English/Communications 

CAREER GOALS: To become a teacher at the secondary and college level 
and to write and publish history books 

QUALIFICATIONS: Serving from President to Treasurer on numerous 
community women's organizations for the past twenty years, and currently, 
Secretary for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. 

PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Having children currently in high 
3chool and college plus being able to work in the classroom of several schools 
Ln Palm Beach County I am fortunate enough to see both sides of the 
educational system; Being inducted into Phi Theta Kappa in 1992; and 
having the opportunity to help make PBCC not just a community college but 
a college that everyone can be proud of regardless of their age. 
MAJOR: Physical Therapy 

CAREER GOALS: I would like to double major in physical therapy and 
nsycology, get my Doctor's Degree in both and become a dance therapist as 
ell as open my own dance studio 

UALIFICATIONS: I was fund raising chairperson of my Sorority and the 
ance department at USF. I understand the use of many computer programs 
nd can type. I have always been a very fair and unbiased person 
PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS; I have volunteered for teaching Sunday 
school to children; worked as a volunteer for many nursery schools and day 
care centers; fund raisers for needy organizations; help to reconstruct a 
playground for a day care center; raising money for the battered women 
organization; and have taught children in etiquette and ballroom dancing at 
the Palm Beach Cotillion 

MAJOR; Political Science 

CAREER GOALS; International Affairs; Political Analysis; Departmental 

QUALIFICATIONS: Treasurer County chapter Young Democrats; SGA 
Senator 91-92; SGA Parliamentarian 91-92; President of PBCC Democrats; 
Campaign volunteer for Tsongas and Bill Clinton; Delegate to Young Leaders 
in Washington 90-91 

PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Restarted the Young Democrats Club 
which is the third largest in the state; Organized the First Annual dinner 
banquet for Young Democrats; Hospital volunteer at JFK with over 120 
hours; Representative of Palm Beach County Minority at Young Leaders 
Conference; Student advisory board at PBCC; SGA Bowling Team. 

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MAJOR: Pre-Law/Philosophy 

CAREER GOALS: I want to become a District Attorney and eventually earn 

a seat in the United States Senate 

QUALIFICATIONS: Student Council member at Atlantic High School '85- 

86; Infantry squad leader in the 101st Airborne Division (Desert Storm); 

Selected as 101st ABN Div. and Ft. Campbell Soldier of the Year '90; 

Rakkasan Association Soldier of the Year '90-91; 

187th Infantry Brigade NCO of the Year '91; Chairman 187th Inf. Brigade 

Enlisted Men's Welfare and Morale Council '89 - 90; Commissioned as a 

"Kentucky Colonel" by Gov. Wallace G. Wilkinson '90; Named Honorary | 

Mayor of Hopkinsville, Ky. '90; Approved for West Point (Prep) ; Ft. Lauderdale 

Red Cross volunteer; office manager/aid/advisor to Addie L. Greene, 

candidate for State Rep Dist; Team leader in the National Guard; 3.86 GPA 

HOW WERE RUNNING MATES CHOSEN: I interviewed and evaluated each 

of my running mates. My emphasis was on competence, enthusiasm, 

creativity and compatibility. My intent was to assemble a well rounded 

energetic and creative TEAM with diverse experience and perspectives. I feel 

that I was successful. 

PLATFORM & GOALS: I want to make SGA more visible and accessible to 

the student body. I feel that I can increase student participation through the 

use of incentives. The number and quality of SGA sponsored activities/ 

services can be improved. Student input should be the basis for action where I 

on campus activities are concerned. The Interclub Council is a great idea I 

that, with some refinements will increase coordination and cooperation 

between school organizations. An SGA newsletter /questionnaire is a must, 

Students have to know what is going on and we have to know what they want, 

I would also like to establish an information network. This network would 

enhance the effectiveness of the Bookswap program, bulletin boards and 

offer an extremely wide range of general information from concert dates to 

horoscopes; even winning lottery numbers and weather will be available. I 

feel that as SGA President I can promote SGA to the community as well. By 

opening activities to non-students, SGA's reputation can be seen by all. Food 

drives and donations for local residents (students as well) will help those in 

need and most likely return in the form of student benefits. 

TEAM PHILOSOPHY: There's nothing to it but to do it, so. . . just do it. Aim 

high and take a shot. You can not hit the target if you do not shoot at It. 

PERSONAL COMMENT: I believe that SGA is an extension of the student 

body and that its actions should be a direct reflection of the student body's 

needs and desires. SGA has a responsibility to reach out to the students to 1 

determine the appropriate steps to best accommodate those needs. Stu- | 

dents are more likely to participate in an activity or program if it is one that 

they have expressed an interest in. Rather that give SGA a drastic overhaul, 

I seek to fine tune the current system while refining and augmenting existing 

programs. The previous administration has established a firm foundation 

upon which the next must build. I have a proven record of leadership. I am 

confident that my running mates and I can build on that foundation by 

leading PBCC, SGA and the student body onward and upward. 


MAJOR: Criminal Justice/ Business 

CAREER GOALS: To join a federal law enforcement agency or to re-enter the 

military as an officer 

QUALIFICATIONS: Infantry Team leader 101st ABN Div (Desert Storm); 

Honor Graduate C-l-50 (Basic Training); Battalion Commander IROTC 

Atlantic High School; Red Cross Volunteer; Team leader National Guard; 

Vice Chairman 187 Infantry Regiment Enlistedmans Welfare and Morale 

Council; Company Soldier of the month; Student Council Atlantic High 

School; Approved for West Point Prep 

PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS: After Honorably serving four years 

active duty as a paratrooper in the 1 1st ABN Div including tours in Panama 

and seven months hi Saudi Arabia I entered college as a decorated combat 

veteran. I currently hold a 3.7 GPA and take great pride in my scholastics. 


MAJOR: Communications/Journalism 

CAREER GOALS: I would like to further my education in the field of 

broadcasting performance in the news media 

QUALIFICATIONS: Foreign Language Club, SADD secretary, Mass Media 

Secretary, Key Club, Debate, SGA representative, Swim team manager, 

Photo Club Vice President, DECA and DCT all at Wellington High School 

PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Palms West Hospital volunteer; Red 

Cross volunteer; Hurricane relief volunteer; Project Literacy volunteer, 

Music scholarship recipient; Numerous awards in performance art 


MAJOR: Psychology /Criminal Justice 

CAREER GOALS: I would like to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 

work as a special agent 

QUALIFICATIONS: Jr. Class Vice President Beach High School 88-89; SGA 

member 1991; Responsible for record keeping at Fox Optical; Responsible 

for records at law office of Robert Berenstein and Associates; 3.2 GPA 

PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Hurricane relief volunteer at South 

Florida Fairgrounds. Eastside Nursing home volunteer 

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By Rita Alonso-Sheldon 

Students, are you typing that re- 
search paper the morning it's due? 
Do you dread finals week? Are you 
overwhelmed with projects and 
tests? Are you sidetracked by televi- 
sion, telephone or friends? If you've 
answered "YES" to any of these ques- 
tions, please read on. 

The first step inbecoming a more 
effective student is to use a long- 
term planner. A planner gives you 
an overview of what is due for the 
entire semester and helps you bud- 
get your time. Record all commit- 
ments: listyour courses, workhours, 
study time, errands, and even lei- 
sure activities. Be sure to make note 
of all test dates, assignments due 
and any other deadlines. 
Some things to remember when 
planning your time: 
-Don't overcommittl! 
-Identify priority classes and do 
whatever It takes to succeed. 
-In extreme cases, drop second pri- 
ority classes to reduce study load if 

-Seek out successful students or 
tutors for help. 


-Schedule two hours study time 
for every hour in class. 
-Avoid study marathons. Get more 
out of your study time by taking a 
break when you feel you need one. 
-Break up subjects. Don't study 
similar subjects back to back. 
-Study the most difficult or bor- 

ing subjects first. 

-Be aware of your best time of day. 

Are you a day or night person? 

-Use a regular study area. Set up a 

study area away from distractions. 

Don't study in bed, in front of the 

television or the refrigerator, 

-Set up a study routine and don't 

break it!!! 


-Inform living mates of your study 


-Don't pick up the telephone. 

-Review notes within 24 hours. 

We forget up to 80% of a reading 
assignment or lecture within 24 
hours. To aid memory, review notes 
the same day. A ten minute review 
each night can save you hours be- 
fore final exams. 

-Write class notes on index cards 
for easy organization. 
-Tape record notes or chapter sum- 
maries. You can play them back 
while you drive, work, or exercise. 
-Use a copier to help review. Copy 
chapter summaries or sample prob- 
lems for each class. When you have 
a minute or two, review them and 
add your own notes. 

These study/survival tips, and 
more, are taught in the College Sur- 
vival Skills course. The Center for 
Personalized Instruction also pro- 
vides the following courses to help 
improve basic skills in the areas of 
English (ESOL), math, and reading. 

For more information call 439- 

ESL 1021 

These courses required for ftrst-Ume students whose 
test scores Indicate a need for further work before 
embarking on college-level curriculum 

(Credits do not count toward graduation) 
College Prep English ENC 1080 

College Prep Reading REA 1008 

College Prep English for ESOL ESL 1041 

College Prep English for ESOL 
College Prep Reading for ESOL 
Prereq for ESOL courses students primary language 

is not American English 
Basic Algebra MAT 1024 

CLAST Review Course IDS 2109 (3 credits) 
This course is Intended as a revtew of the 
competencies tested on the state mandated CLAST 

Flexible scheduling available for the following math 

Algebra for College Students MAC 1 102 (3 cr) 

Precalculus MAC U40 (3 cr) 

Trigonometry MAC 1114 (3 cr) 

Intermediate Algebra MAT 1033 (AA 3 

elective cr. AS 3 math) 
Ratio at Proportion for Nursing MGF 1109 
Geometry MGF 1111 

Math Logic MGF 1112 

Probability and Statistics STA 1021 

Accelerated Reading HEA 1205 (3 credits) 

Individualized reading course designed to Increase 
reading speed extend skills ln literal 

critical and study reading and develop reading 
comprehension in a laboratory setting 
Overcoming Math Anxiety MGF 1050 (1 credit) 

This course Is designed to help students overcome 

their math anxiety and become successful 
ln mathematics courses 

College Survival Skills SLS 1501 (1 credit) 

Designed to provide students with tools & techniques 
for Improving study skills Topics Include time 
mgmt/mcmory skills, note/test-taking strategies 

Critical Thinking SLS 1505 (1 credit) 

Designed to teach students to become critical thinkers 
and to show students how to apply 
their thinking skills to everyday problems and Issues 


A S3 00 per semester LLO fee will be assessed for use 
of lab facilities 
Computer Lab 

Hours Monday - Thursday 7 30AM 9 15PM 
Friday 7 30AM 2 00PM 
Phone 439 8223 

Software -Word processing Word Perfect 5 0/5 1 & 
PFS Write 


-Math (Basic Algebra - Calculus) 


-English, reading 

-Computer science 

-Economics and political science 
Tutors English and Computers By appointment 
Interactive videos 
Reading Lab 

Hours Monday - Thursday 7 30AM - 7 30PM 
Friday 7 30AM -2 00PM 
Phone 439-S225 

Contact Lola Pasapane Learning Specialist 
Resources for evaluating and Improving reading skills 
Computer programs and word processing 
CLAST review materials 
Tutors by appointment 
Hath Lab 

Hours Monday Thursday 7 3 5 00PM - 9 15PM 
Friday 7 30AM • 2 00PM 
Phone- 439-8048 
Contact Magdala Ray 

Self-paced individualized study taught in lab setting 
Videos {checked out overnight) 
Solutions manuals (checked out over weekend) 
Tutoring by appointment 

Universities /from Front Page 

Lafayette said the school, which is 
located about 15 miles from where 
the storm's eye, received minor dam- 
age. Classes were closed for four 
days because of power outages, and 
trees were knocked over. 

Andrew, which hit Florida Aug. 
24, left at least 35 people dead in the 
Bahamas, Florida and Louisiana. A 
quarter of a million people were left 
homeless in Florida. Damage esti- 
mates for Florida alone ranged from 
$15 billion to $20 billion, making it 
the costliest natural disaster in U.S. 

Despite the massive destruction 
and chaos, the storm may have some 
positive benefits for the University of 
Miami and the city, said spokes- 
woman Conchita Ruiz. 

"The fact is that it helps get your 
priorities together," Ruiz said. "And 
secondly, everyone is pitching in, 
everyone is sharing time and tal- 

ents. Miami, overall, may bebetter." 

Florida officials had a difficult 
time assessing the full extend of 
damage because of limited phone 
service, lack of electricity and clogged 

Ed Cisek, spokesman with the 
state Division of Community Col- 
leges, said the Homestead campus 
of Miami-Dade Community College 
was destroyed. 

Miami-Dade, with 43,880 en- 
rolled students, is the fifth largest 
school in the United States. The 
main campus, in downtown Miami, 
received minor damage, The Home- 
stead campus had 1 1 portable class- 
room buildings; nine were demol- 
ished, and only one permanent 
building is still standing. 

The south Miami campus, in the 
Kendall area, received heavy dam- 
age. All nine buildings had signifi- 
cant loss, including roofs that were 
torn off and other major structural 
losses, Cisek said. 

There was no dollar figure dam- 
age estimate available, and officials 
didn't knowwhen school would open 
for the fall term. 

The storm did most of its dam- 
age in the south Miami area, includ- 
ing Homestead and Kendall. Florida 
International University, one of the 
state's nine universities, was heavily 
damaged, said Patrick Riordan, a 
spokesman for the Florida univer- 
sity system. Preliminary estimates 
indicate the damage between $6 

million and $7 million to the main 
campus, which is located in southwest 
Dade County. 

Although detailed information 
wasntavailable.Rlordansaid the school 
had no power or water, and onfy one 
after the storm left the area. Several 
buildings had severe roof and flood 
damage, A building under construc- 
tion, agreenhausecnnservHtory.isgone, 
he said, and there could be damage to 
the school's computer systems. 

1662 S. Congress Ave. 
Palm Springs, FL 

Wake Up/from front page 
victims of the storm to their homes," 
exclaimed a visibly shaken West 
Palm Beach business man, Mark 
Duclos, after just one visit to south 
Dade county. 

In one short, terrible, ferocious, 
blast of wind and rain, the compla- 
cency, the sleepiness, and the 
pseudo-invincibility has been swept 
away. An alarm has been sounded; 
a wake-up call for all of Florida, and 
the entire east coast of the U.S. as 

"I volunteered as a nurse's aid 
for the Red Cross in Miami hospi- 
tals, and unless youhavebeen down 
there (south Dade), the pictures re- 
ally don't give you the full impact. 
The smell is terrible, rotting food, 
garbage, and the destruction is just 
unbelievable!" exclaimed nursing 
student, Dee, outside a classroom at 
Palm Beach Community College. 

Out of this terrible destruction, 
out of this terrible uncertainty, the 
hurricane has reminded each; and 
everyone of usjustwhat makes this 
the greatest country in the world. 
The compassion and generosity of 
its people. 

This country was founded upon 
the solid ground of selfless love, and 

founded upon the fierce determina- 
tion of a free people. America is 
known throughout the world as a 
country filled with people generous 
to a fault. 

This generosity of spirit and will- 
ingness to help is now being focused 
upon our own friends, neighbors, 
and strangers living in the storm 
torn areas of south Dade. 

The world at large has benefitted in 
the past and continues to benefit from 
the willingness of the people of the 
United States to help out in times of 
disaster. So far, help from other coun- 
tries has been non-existent. 

Perhaps this need to be part of 
the solution will continue long after 
Hurricane Andrew is but a memory. 
Perhaps as a nation, we can con- 
tinue to help those who need a home, 
but not just for the victims of An- 
drew, but for all the "victims'' who 
have fallen on hard times, Maybe we 
can find a determination to help, 
unconditionally, as we would like to 
be helped. 

Perhaps in the wake of hurri- 
cane Andrew, after the attention 
wanes, we will realize that people are 
our most valuable asset. 

What we now need to do is to 
take a chance on each other. 


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President address's College Republican's: 

Vice-Chairman, Al Giraud, in Washington, D C. 

Photo by Becky Spui lock 

PBCC College Republican's Visit Nation's 
Capital And Houston Convention 

Staff Reporter 

The PBCC College Republicans 
have been busy this summer. Mem- 
bers attended conferences in Wash- 
ington, D.C. twice in June, and have 
just returned from the Republican 
National Convention held In Hous- 
ton, Texas August, 17-20. 

The first trip to Washington in- 
volved CR officers who attended the 
Broadcast Journalism School, a 
newly established seminar offered 
by the Leadership Institute, The 
school was a two-day training class 
for conservative students interested 
in pursuing various careers in me- 
dia. Discussions included network- 
ing, internships and news footage 

Two weeks later, on June, 23- 
27, eleven CRs again traveled to the 
nation's capital to attend the College 
Republican Centennial Celebration. 
They were treated to lectures from 
high-ranking government officials 
such as House Minority Whip Newt 
Gengrich, Defense Secretary Dick 
Cheney, and Secretary of House and 
Urban Development Jack Kemp. 

Students also met with Edwin 
Meese and Lt. Col. Oliver North for 
book signings. Former President 
Ronald Reagan who was unable to 
attend, addressed the convention 
by way of video tape. 

The highlight of the convention 
was the personal appearance by 
President George Bush, who spoke 
to the 1200 plus students on the 
opening day of the celebration. Other 
activities included a formal ball held 

at the French embassy and a special 
briefing at the Old Executive Office 
Building at the White House. 

The festivities were organized by 
the College Republican National 
Committee (CRNC), headed by Tony 
Zagotta. Tony, as chairman of this 
committee, occupied a seat on the 
on Committee representing 
thenation's conservative youth. He 
is enthused 

about the critical role that Florida 
will play in the November election, 
and has expressed a desire to visit 
PBCC and meet with students on 
campus in the next month or two. 
Information regarding his visit will 
be mentioned in the Beachcomber 
fThe Student Voice of Palm Beach 
Community College) as it becomes 

Finally, the CR's embarked on 
the 20-hour road trip to Houston to 
join up with the Bush-Quayle Youth 

The National Convention was an 
exciting way for the College Republi- 
cans to wrap up their summer ex- 
ploits. Meeting with people such as 
Florida Senator Connie Mack, and 
being up front for speeches by George 
and Barbara Bush, Dan and Marilyn 
Quayle, Jack Kemp, Ronald Reagan 
and all the others, served to ignite the 
CR's and re-energize them for the big 
campaign season ahead. 

Political rallies and voter regis- 
tration drives as well as plenty of 
social events will be upcoming. Keep 
an eye on the bulletin boards for 
more information. 

The Beachcomber Magazine 

A student publication of PBCC Eissey Campus: 

Is looking for student dissertations, and essays for 
publication in the December issue. Submissions from 
students attending all campuses is encouraged. 

The Beachcomber Magazine is now filling editorial 
staff positions. If you can devote a few hours a week to 
a quality college magazine please contact:: 
Craig Bell (Editor) at 746-2505 

Students with interests in Photography, Poetry, and 
Graphic Design are encouraged to join. 

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Dr. Eissey, Rachel Samaroo, Joseph Rizk, andDanita Kurtz 

Photo fry Rob derard 

Photo Editor 

Among the sea of caps and gowns 
that streamed into the Jai Lai 
Fronton to take part in the Com- 
mencement Exercise's '92 Spring / 
Summer Term were two members of 
Palm Beach Community College's 
Students for International Under- 
standing. Racheal Samaroo from San 
Fernando, Trinidad and Joe Rizk 
from Jimmize, Lebanon. 

It was a proud moment for SIU 
sponsor Danila Kurtz; she works 
closely with her students and takes 
great pleasure in watching them 
finish this part of their education. 

Dr. Edward M. Eissey, President 
of Palm Beach Community College, 
presented the happy SIU members 
with their hard-earned diploma's. 

The SIU club has a long and 
successful history and is dedicated 
to enhancing the difficult task of 
international co-operation through 

understanding. The college cluto has 
served 207 members dating back to 
the 1970's. Of the former 207 SIU 
students, 80 have walked in, the 
same graduation procession, receiv- 
ing their diplomas, and taking their 
own step forward from a great, col- 
lege club and a great institution of 

The club will meet this fall at 3 
p.m. on Wednesdays in the SAC 
lounge. For further information 
about membership please contact 
Danita J. Kurtz, Counselor/ Senior 
Instructor at 439-8233. 

An interesting new mernber of 
the club will be Stephanie Norcl -who 
won the gold medal in the 1988 
Summer Olympics in Seoul South 
Korea for the womens 200 meter 
swimming event. Stephanie lived in 
East Germany before re-unification 
and now lives in South Florida and 
will be attending PBCC. 


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This space provided as a public service 

September 23, 1992 


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Crisis Pregnancy: Someone does care. 


She checks your groceries at the store; she 
sits next to you in church; she might be your 
sister, neighbor, or best friend. One woman in 
four, today, has had an abortion. 

In West Palm Beach there is a Crisis Preg- 
nancy Center dedicated to standing alongside 
women of all ages who are experiencing a crisis 
pregnancy. They also provide them viable alter- 
natives to abortion . Most women need someone to 
talk with during times of crisis, and Alpha Care 
volunteer's offer a sympathetic ear through one- 
on-one counseling. 

They explain fetal development, various meth- 
ods of abortion, and the toll taken upon the body, 
mind, and spirit, during and after an abortion. 
Alpha Care also offers pregnancy testing abso- 
lutely free and confidential. 

The women who volunteer at Alpha Care 
place a great deal of importance on the spiritual 
well-being of the client; one- on-one sessions 
center on the person of Jesus Christ as Savior. 
Everyone is given an opportunity to receive the 
gift of unconditional forgiveness that is offered 
through Christ's atoning death and resurrection. 
Free Bibles and other reading materials are of- 
fered in English, Spanish, and Creole. 

"We're there to help them put their finger on 
what they really need to do — their feelings and the 
reality of their situation. We really care about 
these girls, every one that comes in," explained 
Autumn Brahlek, who has been a volunteer at 
Alpha Care for over a year. 

"We do tell them about abortion and we give 
them the facts, but we don't try to scare them 
because ultimately it is their decision. We try to be 
there for them. With their permission we stay in 
touch whether they have an abortion or decide to 
carry their baby to term." 

If the client tests positive, she is referred to a 
doctor - the only person qualified to pronounce 
a woman pregnant. What happens next depends 
upon the decision of the client regarding her 
pregnancy. Alpha Care encourages every client to 

carry her baby to term. Some clients choose 
adoption: In 1991, four babies were adopted. 

Alpha Care is also a referral service. They put 
clients in touch with the proper agencies, (Healthy 
Mothers/Healthy Babies, The Lords Place.etc). 
The emphasis is on helping the woman during a 
crisis pregnancy, and to give her every reason to 
carry her baby to term. Abortion is never recom- 
mended or encouraged as a viable alternative. 

Alpha Care's help does not stop there. If the 
woman decides to carry her baby until birth, she 
is encouraged and helped in many ways. Volun- 
teers have been asked to be present during the 
birth of the baby, and lend the mother-to-be their 

Alpha Care also provides maternity clothes, 
baby clothes, strollers, playpens, diapers, and car 
seats for the new-born baby and mother. All of 
these items and the services provided by Alpha 
Care are free to the client; the costs are offset 
through the generosity of individuals and churches 
in the community who stand beside the ministry 
of Alpha Care. 

What is Alpha Care, and why do they care? 

In 1984, Joe and Pat Harrison, members of 
Wellington Church, shared with their "Concerned 
Citizens" group their desire to help women who 
are facing a ensis pregnancy. After months of 
encouragement and prayer, and after contacting 
the "Christian Action Council," Alpha Care's min- 
istry of love opened September 4, 1984. 

fThe Christian Action Council as well as the 
Crisis Pregnancy Centers are made up of con- 
cerned Christians who believe that abortion is the 
wrong answer to the problem of unwanted preg- 
nancy. The CAC has affiliation standards under 
which the CPC's must operate in order to be 
sanctioned as a CAC center.] 

The opening of Alpha Care took place in a 
hotel room donated by the Royal Inn of Royal Palm 
Beach, Florida. 

The Harrison's, a few brave souls, and Alpha 
Care's first Director, Carolyn Clarke, opened for 
business in room number 49. Each had a real 
heart's desire to help pregnant women in ensis . In 

Mom And The Tugboat Captain 


My parents had a grocery store 
in a section known at that time as 
Southwark. Mom had the store and 
pop peddled in the country outside 
of the city of Philadelphia. Proceeds 
from the business was so meager 
that pop had to peddle to augment 
the income. 

We were located on Front Street 
near the corner of South St., then a 
two way street. As old-timers know, 
South St. ran directly to the Dela- 
ware River Ferry and wharf where 
ships were tied up. 

Our store was typical of the times. 
The usual barrels of herring, pickles 
and other items. The counter dis- 
played a coffee grinder consisting of 
two wheels with a handle to spin 
after the insertion of regular coffee 
beans in the center compartment on 
top. The ground coffee then came 
out of the bottom opening 
into a receptacle. 

Behind the butcher block, 
on the wall, was a series of 
hooks which held various 
cleavers and knives. Meatwas 
cut and sliced by hand. The 
counter also held a rounded 
glass showcase fixture con- 
taining candies of all types, 
tobacco and cigars and ciga- 
rettes of all brands. The cigar 
clipper was there also, I was 
curious to see how the cigar 
clipper worked and almost 
lost the tip of my finger. 

I'll never forget the aro- 
mas of our store. This was 
around 1910 because I re- 
monnhpr when, the 

"unsinkable" Titanic was sunk. 

Being so close to the waterfront, 
we did some business with the boats 
down on the wharfs. On this par- 
ticular occasion the cook of one of 
the tugs owed us some money for 
ship stores and did not pay. My 
mother became very angry and said 
she was going down to the wharf and 
confront the man to demand her 
money. So with a resolute air she 
took my hand and marched down to 
the edge of the water and over a 
rickety gang plank which I thought 
would break up and tumble us into 
the water. 

As we came over the side a 
bewhiskered, red-faced man ap- 
proached us. Iwas terrified. He asked 
in a surprisingly soft voice, "What 
can I do for you, lady?" My mother 
replied, "Your cook owes me some 


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their first three months of operation Alpha Care 
welcomed 42 women to their fledgling Crisis 
Pregnancy Center. 

This September, Alpha Care celebrates its 
eighth year serving the women of Palm Beach and 
surrounding counties. The present Executive 
Director of Alpha Care is Vicky Botsford. In Janu- 
ary of 1990, after months of meetings and raising 
support, Alpha Care opened its first satellite office 
in Jupiter, Florida, October 22. Janet Pitchford 
oversees the daily routine at the newly opened 
Jupiter office. 

In its eight years of service, the West Palm 
office has seen nearly 1 0, 000 women pass through 
its doors. 

On July 1, 1985, Alpha Care moved to its 
present location at 2215 North Military Trail, 
Suite A- 1 in the Trail Center. Then on August 1, 
1988, they expanded and renovated the existing 
office and added the vacant office space next door 
to gain twice the floor space. The entire effort was 
accomplished through the loving donations of 
time, materials, and money that came from the 
volunteers, their families and friends. 

Three hundred and twenty three women who 
have come to Alpha Care seeking an abortion 
have changed their minds and earned their ba- 
bies to term. Over 565 women have professed 
faith in the atoning death and resurrection of 
Jesus Christ. 

Alpha Care also offers post-abortion counsel- 
ing to those who find life after abortion difficult. 
Post Abortion Counseling and Education (PACE), 
is a Christian/Bible-based support group which 
meets to help women sort out their feelings and to 
accept the forgiveness that God offers. Alpha Care 
is also beginning a sexual abstinence program 
that is offered to schools, churches, and other 
interested organizations. Its name is BE THE 

If you would like help or to be of help, please 
contact Alpha Care on its 24 hour hotline - 478- 
2644 - someone will be happy to help you in any 
way they can. 

money $20 
for grocer- 
ies, to be 

this, the 
looked like 
Berry from 
the movie 
Annie", in a 
loud voice 
come out 

very fright- 
ened face 
looked out 
of the door of the cabin and 
then approached us. This 
lady says that you owe her 
some money is "that right?" 

The cook took a look at my 
mothers stern face and said 
"Yes, Captain." "Well, said the 
captain, "I will pay her and 
take it out of your pay." 
And with this he gave mom 
$20 and escorted us off the 
boat, and expressed his re- 
gret for the inconvenience. 

I still cherish this memory 
of a courageous and indomi- 
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Feature Editor 


Summer is finally over and yes you, my 
faithful audience, are going to be forced to hear 
about what I did during the break. Don't worry, 
I'll try to make this as painless as possible. 

At the beginning of the summer, I sat around 
for hours on end wondering what I could do to 
really contribute my talents to benefit all man- 
kind. Unfortunately, the best I could come up 
with was to hibernate in my room, blasting my 
stereo and binging on Lay's potato chips (notice 
that I spelled "potato" sans the "e"). Needless to 
say (then why am I saying it?!) , this was not a very 
productive way to spend my summer. 

Then I was considering joining up with the 
Yahwehs down in Miami, but it would never have 
worked. I don't look very good in white robes and 
turbans. Besides, I hear that they don't have a 
medical or dental plan. 

Then, like a bolt of lightning (1 .21 jiggawatts), 
it struck me: join a men's Softball league. O.K., 
maybe it wasn't the most inspired idea I ever had, 
but at least it would get me out of the house twice 
a week. 

I talked to my brother John about joining his 
team, the Mustangs. He told me that I would be 
ableio get on the team, but I shouldn't get my 
hopes up. I would probably serve the team in a 
very limited way. No, I wouldn't be the water boy. 
That is a position I would have to work really hard 
to get. My position would entail collecting splin- 
ters with my butt from sitting on the bench and to 
yell such phrases as "watch the ball!" and "c'mon, 
(insert batter's name) , base hit!" I would be a very 
challenged athlete. 

I attended the first practice on a Sunday 

morning. Considering the fact that I had never 
played any sport besides football, I was feeling a 
bit nervous. Through the course of the day, I 
found that my apprehension was well founded. I 
came to the conclusion, as did all of my team- 
mates, that when it came to softball, I was a total 
and utter gimp. 

It all started when I went to the outfield to 
catch fly balls. I was very enthusiastic, although 
somewhat slow (a toddler probably could have 
whipped me in a foot race). I was dropping 
everything that came to me, and I couldn't under- 
stand why. John came over to me and explained, 
between debilitating belly laughs, that it would be 
a lot easier for me if I were to catch the ball with 
my glove instead of my face. Yes, under his wise 
tutelage, I was bound to become the next Barry 
Bonds, or maybe even the next Bob Ueker! 

Then came the real test: going up to bat. 
Putting a bat in my hands was similar to putting 
a scalpel in the hands of a chimpanzee, and the 
results were almost as scary. After 421 pitches, 
I finally made contact and tipped the ball directly 
into the catcher's nose. This was aKodak moment 
if ever there was one. 

The night of our first game had arrived. I 
wasn't worried because I had convinced myself 

that this was just a game and we were all there just 
to have fun. I figured that nobody really took this 
seriously. Looking back in retrospect, I obviously 
had no concept of the realities of organized soft- 
ball leagues. There was so much competition 
involved that there was constant shouting, ridi- 
cule, and even some physical fighting. And that 
was just among the wives and girlfriends sitting 
in the bleachers. 

The first thing I noticed was that there were a 
lot of ophthalmologists on the team because I 
constantly heard the phrase "good eye!" being 
yelled from the dugout. They all must have had 
extensive medical training, too. I know this 
because one of the infielders had taken a line drive 
in the chest, and my team of doctors knew exactly 
howto handle it. Call911? Perform CPR? No, the 
prudent medical staff of the Mustangs decided 
that this poor guy maimed on the field should, 
and I quote, "walk it off." The wonders of modem 
medicine never cease to amaze me. 

I finally did get into the game in the last 
inning. We were ahead by ten runs, so our coach 
reluctantly put me in to bat, deciding that I 
couldn't do too much damage. The fool! No, I 
didn't lose the game for us. Sometimes even 
softball gimps get a lucky hit. 

After the game, I found out the true purpose 
of playing softball: celebrating the win (or loss for 
thatmatter, we really don't care) atthe local sports 
bar. There's nothing like beer and sports stories 
that can bring men together and make women 
want to throw up. As the night progresses, the 
same stories are retold, yet take on new grandeur 
with each retelling. I guess men will be men. 

Since that first fateful night, I have actually 
gotten better, receiving a trophy from my team as 
most improved player. It just goes to show that 
there is still hope for us terminal couch spuds. 
Speaking of spuds, I hear those Lay's potato chips 
calling for me, so until next time, watch out for 
those foul tips. 

Perot On November Ballot 
"Doesn't Have A Chance in Hell" 


"Ross Perot said that he would 
run for president if he was on the 
ballot inall 50 states. September 19, 
Perot will be on all 50 ballots," said 
Marji Mathieu, the Palm Beach 
County coordinator, and one of 1 1 
state coordinators for the Perot Peti- 
tion Committee. 

In her brief statement, Mathieu 
summed up the hopes of every Perot 
supporter across this nation: To have 
the opportunity to vote for a candi- 
date that speaks the language of the 

common man; a candidate who un- 
derstands the value of hard work; a 
candidate who understands the 
importance of thrift; a candidate 
who shares the values of grass-roots, 
working men and women of this 

Perot is currently on the ballot in 
47 states. One of three states yet to 
have Perot on the ballot, Arizona, 
will begin collecting petitions Sep- 
tember 9. New Mexico and New York 
are awaiting verification of their 
state's petitions already collected. 

Perot should make the ballot in 


all 50 states by September 19 - six 
weeks before the presidential elec- 
tion November 3. 

Mathieu, sounding confident 
even though confiding that she felt 
"numb" after Perot had announced 
his withdrawal from the presiden- 
tial race last June, believes that 
Perot will run, but that he "doesn't 
have a chance in hell" of winning. 

Mathieu moved to West Palm 
Beach from Cleveland, Ohio, nine 
years ago, and has managed her 
own business for the last eight years. 
Like so many other Perot support- 
ers, she is "fed" up with the "fed"eral 
government, and "fed" up with the 
enormous debt which subsequent 
administrations have spent us into, 
with their buy now pay later poll- 


Mathieu also began an innova- 
tive registration drive last summer 
at various locations throughout Palm 
Beach County. She set up drive- 
thru voter registration centers on 
North Lake Boulevard, at a bowling 
alley in Palm Beach Gardens, a re- 
alty business at Tenth Avenue and 
Military Trail in Lake Worth, and at 
a travel agency in Jupiter. 

'The first weekend we registered 
562 voters, and three-quarters of 

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those hadn't been registered to vote 
in nearly 20 years," said Mathieu. 
"The next, and last, weekend we 
registered over 600 more." 

Biding their time until Novem- 
ber 3, Mathieu and fellow Perot en- 
thusiasts meet every Wednesday 
evening as members of United We 
Stand Inc.; a fledgling alternate po- 
litical party based upon the Perot 
of the same name. 

The book, United We Stand , is an 
attempt by Perot to define a platform 
from which the people of the United 
States can make an intelligent voting 
decision this November 3. 

The meetings, which sometimes 
double as forums for local candi- 
dates to meet and court this new 
and potentially powerful voting 
block, take place at Perot headquar- 
ters located at 4246 North Lake 

September 22, a Wednesday 
evening, the tentatively scheduled 
guest is Jack Gargen, if you recall, he 
began the THROW movement, as in 
throw the incumbents out of office. 

September 30, will feature local 
candidates who will be in run-off 

United We Stand, Inc., can be 
reached at 775-7588. 

September 23, 1992 


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VIDEO ALERT: "Rice-chef 

Winners and Wastes: The List 

Entertainment Editor 

When I began this column dur- 
ing the summer, I claimed that it's 
purpose was to warn viewers about 
those low quality B-films that infest 
video dealerships all across this city, 
threatening to be a waste of time and 

So, naturally, I'm deviating from 
that purpose and placing the spot- 
light on a film that was an actual 
theatrical release. It has been on 
video for some time now, but I had 
just caught wind of that fact, and I 
rented the film hoping for some qual- 
ity entertainment. 

The film is, of course, "Rico- 
chet", which stars Denzel Washing- 
ton as a cop-turned-lawyer-turned- 
D.A. and the ever-effective John 
Iithgow as the psychotic hit man he 
sends to prison. 

In the film, cop Washington ap- 
prehends madman Lithgow at a car- 
nival. The arrest is captured on film 
by an amateur video aficiando, and 
within a day Washington becomes a 
media sensation. Meanwhile, 
Lithgow - who was apparently robbed 
of his shot at the big time by this 
arrest -is sent to prison, where he 
can stew in his bitter juices and plot 
a horrific revenge against the law- 

Washington's career skyrockets 
for the next two years. He becomes 
- as noted above - a lawyer, then the 
newest D.A. Lithgow watches all of 
this from his cell, grows obsessed, 
and, in a shockingly violent breakout 
sequence, flees the prison to seek 
his long-awaited revenge. 

This all sounds like the material 
for a top notch action/ suspense 
thriller, and some of the scenes are 
quite effective (such as a moment 
when Washington, who has just 


Alfred Hitchcock was once 
quoted as saying that he enjoyed 
playing his audiences like a piano. 
So does Brian DePalma, as is very 
much in evidence in his latest thriller 
"Raising Cain". DePalma has indeed 
earned his reputation as the mod- 
ern day Hitchcock with a succes- 
sion of intensely involving, often 
terrifying thrillers including clas- 
sics like "Carrie", "Sisters", "Dressed 
To Kill" and the underrated shock- 
ers "Blow Out" and "Body Double". 
Now he adds to his repertoire of 
suspense yet another gripping tale 
of madness and murder. "Raising 
Cain" tells the story of a man named 
"Carter, who - with the assistance of 
his evil twin brother Cain - kidnaps 
young children for their father, who 
is supposedly deceased, to perform 
mental experiments on. 

Instead of showing us the ex- 
periments, DePalma wisely ignores 
the specifics of that theme and in- 
stead focuses on Carter and Cain 
themselves. This is the set up for 
some of the most frightening events 
in motion picture history, at times 
rivalling the original "Psycho' in 
shock value. 

The problem is that while Carter 
simply wants to incapacitate the 
single parents and/or baby-sitters 
that they snatch the children from, 
Cain feels that they must be elimi- 
nated to dispose of any loose ends. 
Let's just say that Cain gets his way 
-all of the time. 

There's a subplot concerning Carter's 
wife and her infidelity, all of which 

discovered that Lithgow has sup- 
posedly died in his escape attempt, 
slips some money to a panhandler 
standing nearby, who is wearing a 
ski-mask. As Washington passes 
by, the mask is removed and we see 
Lithgow's grinning face) as is the 
performance of Lithgow. 

But, unfortunately, I'm only de- 
scribing about eight percent of this 
film. The other 92 percent is melo- 
dramatic, redundant, and, quite 
frankly, boring. The only reason 
that I finished the film was to watch 
Lithgow chew up the scenery. He's 
wonderful as avillain, and his char- 
acter never grows tiring, which is 
the fate of Denzel Washington. By 
the second half of the picture, I was 
cheering for Lithgow to win. 

It's really pathetic - the screen- 
writers apparently had no original 
notions as to where to take the 
story. It simply resolves itself in a 
series of loosely connected sketches 
that conclude with a by-the-num- 
bers "final battle" sequence atop a 
series of towering metal steeples. 
These steeples are rather like 
long, deadly needles, and some are 
shorter than others. If someone- 
say, for instance, the villain - fell off 
of one of the taller ones, well, gosh! 
What do you think would happen? 
How much do you want to bet that 
it does? 

Not even the screen debut of 
rapper Ice-T ( not a bad perfor- 
mance, by the way) can save this 
film. Ultimately, nothing can. 

"RICOCHET": The cover is half 
of Lithgow's face, half a still of Denzel 
Washington decked out in his po- 
lice uniform as he takes aim at 
some unseen opponent with his 
revolver. Supposedly it's Lithgow. 
Let's all hope that it's the screen- 


It's the beginning of yet another 
term here at PBCC, and that means 
that it is fall. And fall, as we all know 
( or at least hope we know) signals the 
end of summer. 

This summer, there was a variety 
of interesting films to choose from, 
and sorting the good from the bad 
can be very difficult. Thus said , I have 
created "The List', a brief listing of 
those films which I considered to be 
the best - and the worst - of summer 
'92. For those of you who haven't 
seen any of these films, I hope it will 
be helpful. I also hope that you begin 
to get out more often. 

To the rest of you, may you be 
thoroughly amused. 


#1) "Patriot Games" - after much 
deliberation this fast-paced thriller 
earned my top spot due to the fact 
that it was much more enjoyable 
than I had originally surmised. 
Harrison Ford is outstanding, and 
the film develop s at abreakneck speed 
that doesn't let the veiwer go. A good 
choice, and well worth the price of 
admission. A fine follow up to The 
Hunt for Red October". 

#2) "Batman Returns" - 1 gener- 
ally loathe bowing down to hype, and 
I haven't done that here - this 
reallyiuas a great film. Danny Devito 
turns in a truly loathsome character- 
ization of the Penguin, and Michelle 
Pfeiffer is magnificent as the scene- 
stealing Catwoman. Michael Keaton 
has a much better idea of how to 
portray Batman this time around, 
and his Dark Knight comes across as 
being almost as human as Bruce 
Wayne. Christopher Walken is also 
noteworthy as villainous industrial- 
ist Max Shreck. 

#3) "Raising Cain" - fear, horror, 
madness - these are a few of Brian 

DePalma's Latest "Raises Cain" With Nerves 

leads to one of the most terrifying 
sequences in any film this side of 
the aforementioned "Psycho"- a 
scene in fact filmed as a direct 
reference to that masterpiece. In 
that scene, Cain - who is "looking 
out" for Carter- has placed the wife's 

limp body in her car after suffocating 
her with a pillow. He shoves the car 
lnto a lake in a local park (This is the 
reference to "Psycho", by the way. It's 
the same method Norman Bates used 
to dispose of his mother's victims.), 
and watches it sink. Unfortunately, 

DePalma's favorite things in this 
chilling, gripping homage to "Psycho" 
and any other really effective sus- 
pense thriller of the pastthirtyyears. 
A fine addition to the genre. {See 
accompanying review.) 


#1} "Lethal Weapon 3" - this 
ridiculous turkey inexplicably 
earned over $ 1 00 million at the box- 
office. Well, not so inexplicably - star 
power at it's peak, folks. But don't be 
fooled - if you haven't seen this loser 
yet, be content to rent a copy of part 
two, which is still the best in this 
series. The plot - if you can call it that 
- involves arms dealers, and fails to 
arrive at any new conclusions about 
them. This one was so bad that I 
walked out before it ended. 

#2) "Cool World" - this sleazy 
little waste of energy almost clinched 
the number one spot here, but I did 
feel compelled to stay for the ending, 
so it will have to settle for number 
two. A jumbled story about an alter- 
nate dimension where cartoons (re- 
ferred to in the film as "doodles") and 
humans ( "noids") co-exist is all that 
former animator extraordinaire 
Ralph Bakshi has to offer in his 
much heralded return to filmmak- 
ing. If this low class "Roger Rabbit" 
rip-off is at all indicative of the type 
of product Bakshi intends to pro- 
vide veiwers with, he should plan on 
another retirement. I don't remeber 
the last time a film dissapointed as 
much as this one did. 

#3) "Death Becomes Her" - what 
did Robert Zemeckis do, take cues 
from the creators of "Ricochet" (see 
"video alert" this issue)? As in that 
film, all of the right elements are 
here, but they never quite gel prop- 
erly. The performances are good, 
Please see LISTpg. 10 

he has done this just minutes before 
dawn, and through a series of in- 
tense cut-away shots, we witness 
Cain's anticipation as the scene be- 
comes a race to see if the car will sink 
before the sun rises. It does, but not 
before another eerie twist takes place. 
But to discover what that is, dear 
readers, you must see the movie. 

The film has it's flaws - there's a 
point at which the whirlwind pace of 
the film will lose viewers and leave 
them confused, and the secondary 
characters -like the extra-marital 
lover- are weak roles that any face 
could fill. 

But the film does recover, re- 
gains it's wits, and delivers in it's last 
forty minutes or so some of the 
scariest filmmaking DePalma has 
ever produced. And if the secondary 
characters are a bit weak, John 
Lithgow more than makes up for it 
by his thoroughly riveting perfor- 
mance as Carter/Cain/Father. He's 
entirely convincing, and an Oscar 
nomination is in order. 

The net result is a long overdue 
piece of cinema - a scary film that 
will actually scare you, even if you 
can guess what's coming next. That's 
how well the film builds suspense. 
Oh, one final word of warning - if you 
are one of the several million people 
who were frightened out of your wits 
by that shocking final scene in 
DePalma's "Carrie", then I feel it is 
my duty to warn you, this time he 
does it again. And" then some. 

September 23, 1992 


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There is nothing traditionally pop 
metal about XSF. Okay, so lead 
vocalist Kelly Meister physically fits 
the image of the stereotypical hard 
rock deity, and they all sport long 

to appeal to a wide variety of audi- 
ences. In the past, they have opened 
for artists ranging from speed metal 
band Pantera to pop rockers Nelson. 
"Experience the Ritual", XSF's 
premier demo, is a recording of ex- 
cellent quality and high entertain 



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hair; the similarities go no further. 
"It's hard trying to classify our mu- 
sic," explains drummer Eric Dorigo. 
"It's definitely got its own sound. I 
guess you could bill our music as 
alternative because we try to achieve 
our own sound rather than jumping 
on a bandwagon or following in 
anyone's footsteps. It seems that 
nowadays, there are very few bands 
that are truly individual and believe 
in' their own music as apposed to 
playing what sells or what is the 
musical trend at the time." 

Based in Pembroke Pines, XSF 
has the determination and persis- 
tence essential to creating an origi- 
nal, exciting sound. Forming six 
years ago when Dorigo and his 
brother Fritz, a guitarist, teamed up 
with Meister and bass-playing 
schoolmate Virtny Pereira, XSF's 
original line-up has remained intact. 
Like all unsigned bands, XSF 
relish the opportunity to open for 
national acts. "The exposure is tre- 
mendous," says Dorigo. "Though 
we'd open for just about anyone, 
we'd like to open for such bands as 
Saigon Kick (fellow South Florida 
rockers], Faith No More, Alice in 
Chains, and the Red Hot Chili Pep- 
pers." XSF's live performance dis- 
plays a raw, hard-edged sound that 
exceeds that of the demo. Their 
versatility makes it possible for them 

ment value. Though the cassette is 
filled with catchy, upbeat tunes, 
each has a deeper meaning. The 
songs range from the sarcastic 
(Standing on The Edge) to the eerie 
(Why) and hit nearly every point in 
between. While lyrical inspiration 
could be found in anything from 
personal experience and emotion to 
fishing and comic books , XSF are in 
no way a shallow or mindless band . 

Like many South Florida bands, 
they are members of Rockers For 
Awareness, an organization 
benefitting children with AIDS. "We 
felt that it was the least we could do 
to help fight against a disease that 
is constantly wiping out America's 
population. To ascertain extent, we 
feel that musicians should become 
active in political issues, particu- 
larly when the issues deal with top- 
ics such as musical censorship or 
rules and regulations that limit per- 
sonal expression. Otherwise, we 
feel that it is up to the individual to 
decide whether or not to fight for a 

South Florida contains some of 
the best unsigned acts in the coun- 
try, and XSF is one of them. 

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sorbing as much alternative culture 
as humanly possible. Throw in en- 
ergetic performances by seven ot 
today's best live bands and you have 
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Perry Farrell, the former front 
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nized Lollapalooza, intended the 
annual tour to be an all clay aliair ol 
political education, exotic cuisine, 
and human oddities rather than 
merely another "rock package" tour. 
Farrell succeeded. 

Upon entering the main gate, 
concert-goers were bombarded by 
an assortment of sights, sounds, 
and aromas to titillate the senses 
while a collection ol booths distrib- 
uting information on such organi- 
zations as Rock the Vote, 
Greenpeace, Handgun Control, and 
the Abortion Rights Action League 
stimulated their thoughts. 

Further along the densely popu- 
lated strip, vendors oifercd a variety 
of jewelry, clothing, and services 
ranging from face painting to non- 
exotic body piercing. An allernatc 
stage provided enterlainmenl. The 
Stage 2000 offered local musicians, 
dance troupes, and the ever- popu- 
lar, thoroughly nauseating display 
of bizarre human talent known as 
the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow. Based 
in Seattle, Washington, the travel- 
ling mini-circus featured such per- 
formers as The Amazing Mr. Liflo, 
who used pierced body pails to lilt 
such objects as cinderbloeks and 
suitcases, and Matt the Tube, whose 
regurgitation techniques may have 
been too much for many to endure. 

And, of course, there was the 

Kicking off activities on the main 
stage, Lush, who secured their spot 
on the tour alter becoming one of 
Farrell's favorite bands, warmed the 
already sweltering mass of onlook- 
ers and prepared them for what was 
perhaps the afternoon's most rivet- 
ing performance. 

Pearl Jam, whose debut album 
'Ten" has caused quite a stir in both 
alternative and mainstream circles, 
delivered all that was expected of 
them and much, much more. I J?d by 
the versatile and talented vocalist 
Eddie Vedder, they stirred the writh- 

ing crowd into a veritable frenzy with 
such recent hits as "Even Flow", 
"Alive", and "Jeremy". 

Though faced with the dilemma 
of following such an unbeatable 
performance, The Jesus and Mary 
Chain had the opportunity to play 
before their largest American audi- 
ence to date. Fans of the band were 
treated to such club hits as 
"Sidewalking", "April Skies", and the 
recent "Reverence". 

Seattle based grunge-rockers 
Soundgarden took stage during per- 
haps the hottest part of the unbear- 
able afternoon, but this was not 
even a slight deterrent to anyone 
familiar with their work. Vocalist 
Chris Cornell, whose incredible voice 
has made him a legend in the eyes of 
hard-rock fans everywhere, exer- 
cised the endangered American free- 
dom of expression with the inclu- 
sion of Body Count's controversial 
"Cop Killer". 

Ice Cube, the only rap artist on 
this year's tour, did his best to re- 
cruit the mainly alternative crowd to 
the front of the stage. He provided an 
entertaining performance, though 
at this point many fans had crawled 
off in search of what little shade was 

As nightfall approached, 
Ministry's multi-talented prodigy A3 
Jourgensen began a powerful set of 
thrash-tinged industrial club hits, 
accompanied by bizarre theatrics. 

The faithful who had not suc- 
cumbed to the heat found them- 
selves wallowing in a sea of sweat, 
garbage, and some slightly intoxi- 
cated individuals. Nonetheless, 
when the Red Hot Chili Peppers 
kicked into "Give It Away", the crowd 
was once again in motion. While the 
onset of the Chili Peppers' set was 
exhilarating, it seemed to hit a lull 
following their mega-hit "Under the 
Bridge" Partial energy was restored 
with such classics as "Higher 
Ground", but the band was obvi- 
ously hampered by the departure of 
guitarist John Fruciante 

As the day came to a close, ven- 
dors boxed up their wares and ex- 
hausted, yet satisfied fans trudged 
though the rubble towards their 
-ire To the bands involved, August 
twenty-third might just have been 
another stop on a cross-country 
launt, but to the swarms of concert- 
goers that filled the streets and side- 
walks of Bicentennial Park, it was 
^e?ent that will not be forgotten. 


Photo by Chris Cujfaio 



The LIST from page 9 
and sometimes hilarious - not sur- 
prising considering trie stars are 
Meryl Streep, Goldie I lawn, and 
Bruce Willis - and the astounding 
visual effects are unparalellcd. But 
there isn't enough humor, not for a 
story like this one, which involves 
two jealous women who drink a 
potion allowing them to live forever, 
no matter what. If this film had been 
the work of another, lesser-known 
director, I would probably have 
slipped it into the "best" list. But 


"Back To The Future", this film 
should have been much mud ifim 
nier The effects overwhelm the pa 
foSers, and they're not supposd 
to This earns it's place because it i 
disjointing. (Itwillmakeadecent 
video rental, though.) 

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Photo by John Bramley 

Scary Surprise : "Semetary II" Is 
Better Than The First 


The new horror film "Pet 
Semetary Two" will no doubt sur- 
prise a great many fans of the origi- 
nal with it's effectiveness. It is a 
somewhat ridiculous film, a times 
even bordering on silliness, but the 
overall impact of the film is much 
more memorable than the first. 

The story this time involves 
young Jeff Matthews (Edward Fur- 
long, last seen as that obnoxious 
O'Conner kid in Terminator Two") 
and his father (The ever charming 
Anthony Edwards), who move to the 
spooky little town of Ludlow, Maine 
after the boy witnesses his mother's 
untimely demise via an accident on 
the set of the film she is currently 
starring in. 

This is a gruesome little scene, 
but it is pulled off with considerable 
finesse, resulting in sensations of 
unease that would make the cre- 
ators of "The Omen" feel envious. It 
also sets the tone for the movie. 

As noted above, father and son 
soon arrive in Ludlow, where the 
elder Matthews - who is a veterinar- 
ian - can set up shop. Sure, you 
remember Ludlow. It's that funny 
littie town where Dr.Louis Creed 
discovered that there was some- 
thing very interesting waiting in the 
flatlands just beyond the pet cem- 
etery bordering his home. 

Through a sequence of events 
that takes a bit too long to unfold, 
Jeff makes his first friend, Drew 
(newcomer Jason McGuire). meets 
the class bully , a vicious little punk 
by the name of Clyde (Jared Rushton, 
who plays Chip on "Roseanne" from 
time to time), and stumbles upon 
the dreaded pet cemetery of the title. 

From there, as in the first film, 
things steadily grow from bad to 
worse. We learn that Drew's father 
Gus - the local sheriff -is an abusive 
maniac. This overdone theme is in- 
jected with a frightening freshness 
by the fact that Clancy Brown - one 
of the all time great screen villains - 
has been given the role of Gus. 

This was an inspired casting 
decision, and one that ultimately 

saves the film from mediocrity. 
Brown , as he did in films such as 
"Highlander" or "Bad Boys", gives 
this character a real sense of life. 
This isn't just the oppressively huge, 
shambling hulk of a man that most 
films give us, this guy is actually 

The other thing that saves the 
film are two key elements that just 
about every horror product being 
churned out of Hollywood these days 
seems bound and determined to 
forget - suspense and humor. 

Is there some law that I'm not 
aware of that says a horror film 
cannot be scary and funny? I don't 
mean a horror comedy, I mean films 
with a sense of humor about their 
situations. Like The Re-Animator", 
which took a sly jab at the "mad 
scientist" films that it was imitating. 

"Pet Semetary Two" does that. 
Quite a bit, actually. It's as if director 
Mary Lambert - who lensed the first 
film - is taking a shot at that movie. 
For example, there is a scene where 
mthony Edwards is battling with a 
re-animated person ( I'm not telling 
»"ho, so there), and after an ex- 
tended fight he manages to shoot 
them in the chest. Then the camera 
shows Edwards walking out of the 
house where the battle took place, 
he suddenly pauses in the doorway, 
and disappears back inside. Sec- 
onds later we hear four more gun- 
shots . Then Edwards appears again, 
satisfied, and departs. 

There several scenes that are 
even funnier than that. But don't get 
me wrong - this is also a very morbid 
film, filled with both grue and sus- 
pense. It is by every definition a 
horror film, one populated with per- 
formances that are a lot better that 
what you would generally expect to 
find in films of this type. It also 
utilizes a great soundtrack and 
striking visuals to their fullest ex- 
tent, presenting this material in a 
style that prevents it from growing 
stale, as so many movies often 

As sequels go, you could do 
much worse than "Pet Semetary II" . 





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Top Twenty Highlights of My Summer 

Associate Editor 

1. Checked inside of eyelids for 

2. Watched "Gilligan's- Island" re- 

3. Searched for Elvis /Waldo/ Jimmy 

4. Earned money and donated it to 
PBCC to help with budget cuts. 

5. Reviewed previous year's assign- 

6. Popped in on professors for wild 
unleashed games of UNO. 

7. Went on the Oreo/Yoo-hoo diet. 

8. Helped old frail, women across 
the street (Yes, even if they didn't 
want to go) 

9. Got together to play "Mold or 
Fungus?" and "Name that Cheese, 
or Dare!" 

10. Polka! Polka! Polka! 

1 1. Visited Aunt Wilma in Ennaid, 

12. Went to the beach (Only for 
warm sunshine and gentle, lapping 
waves of course.) 

13. Tuned up the ole "Weed Whacker" 
and had a world o' fun 

14. Got a head start by outlining all 
of this year's text books. 

15. Got use to the idea of a vice- 
president that could spell (That's 
Gore with an "e" on the end) 

16. Watched Olympic Triple Cast 
along with four other people in the 
United States. 

17. Tried to convince people that 
Don King was actually a large, grey- 
haired troll doll. 

18. Learned H. Ross Perot is actu- 
ally a horse jockey from Toledo. 

19. Found out through one of those 
goofy tests that I'm the pregnant 
man everyone keeps hearing about. 

20 . Began an exciting new career as 
an "Executive Beef Pattie Inversion 

Music Education Forum at PBCC 


Palm Beach Community College 
will present a Music Educastion 
Forum on Tuesday, September 29, 
at 2pm in the Watson Duncan III 
Theatre on the Central Campus. 

There will be a panel discussion 
followed by an open question ses- 



Dr. Carolyn Martin has been 
the advisor for "Apollo's Lute" since 
its conception in 1990. This fine 
literary magazine has published 
two editions so far (1990-91, 1991- 
92) with a third scheduled to hit 
the campuses sometime this year. 
Due to the large amount of work 
that goes into "Apollo's Lute", each 
issue takes about a year to pro- 
duce. "This is not to be confused 

sion from the audience. 

The program will include a his- 
tory of music education in the Palm 
Beach county school system and 
college programs in P.B. County. 

The general public, as well as 
students and seducators, are cor- 
dially invited to attend. 

's Lute" 

with the Beachcomber Magazine 
which is limited to the Eissey Cam- 
pus..." it is open to submissions 
from students, faculty, adminis- 
tration and alumni from all the 
campuses and deals strictly with 
the creativity of the authors. "We 
would really like to see more sup- 
port for the creative effort - more 
participants from staff, more sub- 
missions. All of this will add up to 
produce the finest literary maga- 
zine possible." 

Page 12 


September 23, 1992 



By Keisha Spradley 
Staff Reporter 

Tropical storm Andrew is labeled 
with hurricane status on Friday, 
August 21st. A hurricane watch is 
issued for the coast of Florida from 
Titusville, south to Key West. It is 
predicted that South Florida may 
begin to feel its effects by noon on 

At 11:00 pm, on Saturday, Au- 
gust 22nd., Hurricane Andrew 
reaches category 2 strength, with 
winds swirling at speeds of up to 1 1 
mph. Andrew lies just 520 miles 
east of Miami, traveling due west 14 
mph. Hurricane winds extend as far 
out as 85 miles from the center, with 
winds exdceeding 74 miles per hour. 
Nuclear power plants have been se- 
cured and closed down in St. Lucie 
county and Turkey Point. Florida 
Power and Light and has placed 
3,500 workers on standby. 

On Sunday, August 23rd., Hur- 
ricane Andrew is updated to a cat- 
egory 4 hurricane . One million South 
Floridians are ordered to evacuate, 
including 200, 000 residents of Palm 
Beach County, and approximately 
900, OOOresidents of the Florida Keys. 

Dawn is just breaking across 
South Dade. Homestead, Cutler 
Ridge, and Kendall lay in frightning 
heaps of rubbish. Only now do we 
understand the true power of na- 

ture. 250,000 
people are 
homeless. 75% 
of the homes 
and businesses 
in Dade county, 
and 60 % in 
county, are 
electricty. The 
death toll, not 
at seven, will 
reach 22. 90 % 
of the boats in 
Dade County 
either sank, or 
can not be lo- 
cated. Trees 
that once stood 
over forty feet 
tall, are now 
tumbled at my 
feet. 25,000 gal- 
lons of oil 

spilled into Biscayne Bay, as the 
holding tank of a 650,000 gallon 
tanker cracks. No one was spared. 
The wealthy and poverished 
scramble among the remains, at- 
tempting to salavage what is left of 
their lives. Metro Zoo closed for at 
least 6 months for repairs. Over 300 
rare birds were killed or lost. Home- 
stead Air Base did not escape the 
destruction. The control tower was 
wiped out. Two F-16 fighter jets 

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Road Block. One of many streets left impassble by Andrew 

suffered serious damage. One 
hanger was completely blown apart, 
and housing on the base had been 
declared unsafe. 

Around 2:00 pm , Monday After- 
noon, the vastness of the destruc- 
tion really overpowers me. Carefully 
walking past power lines and mov- 
ing fallen branches so the car can 
pass through, I place the lens cap 
back on the camera. Hearing about 

the pain, and reading 

of the chaos is not the 

same as being there. 

On the way back to 

the car, I tripped over 

what looked like the 

remiains of a street 

sign. Iwasmuchmore 

fortunate than the 

residents of South 

Miami. I only suffered 

a small scar on my 

knee, and a broken 

lens filter. 
Mesmerized by all I 

had seen, I headed 

home. Emotionally 

weakened, I headed for 

the Turnpike, the only 

place to purchase 

gasoline. Then I went 

back to my home, 




Photo by Keisha Spradley 

where the worst damage was a bro- 
ken tree branch. It forced me think 
of how lucky we were. Had Andrew 
turned 50 mile north, I might not 
have had a home to return to. 

It seems that there is so much 
work to be done, that I can't do 
anything to help. Alone, I can't. Ev- 
ery Floridian must help. If not for 
someone you know who lives in 
South Florida, then to show thanks 
for what you have been spared. One 
person cannot achieve much, but 
together we can do all things. 

Many orga- 
nizations are looking for volunteers, 
canned goods and other non-per- 
ishable goods, infant supplies, ice, 
and many other greatly needed 
items. Hurricane Andrew has dealt 
Florida a serious blow, that we will 
not recover from anytime in the near 
future. It will take time, and much 

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Dade United Way's Volunteer 

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Amicus Curiae 

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The newly formed Student Legal Assistant's Club, 
Amicus Curiae, meets every third Saturday of the 
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Republican Convention or Battlefield 

Staff Reporter 

Personally? I'm not really inter- 
ested in politics. Yes, I do vote, and 
try to find out as much as I can about 
persons running for office, any of- 
fice. But, that's where I leave off. 
Why ? Well, basically, because poli- 
ticians today have not aged past the 
year two, maybe three. 

The battles that rage between 
the political children of the U.S. and 
other countries is enough to cause 
the hardiest of Marines to throw up 
their hands in disgust. It seems 
name bashing and tattle-telling is 
the best these children can come up 
with. If It weren't for the fact that 
many of our nations' citizens would 
rather, "spare the rod and spoil the 
child", I would say that there are 
numerous politicians that need an 
immediate "spanking" or at least a 
"time-out" of politics. 

Because the good citizens of 
America prefer not to get involved, 
the government for the people has 
become the government that screws 
the people. Now the lackadaisical 
attitudes of a pampered country is 
on the verge of destroying its own 
country, through environmental 
devastation, economic ruin, and 

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most serious, the mass slaughter of 
our unborn children. 

Republicans voicing their right 
to choose to murder unborn chil- 
dren have chosen the Republican 
Convention to voice their assumed 
right to kill someone without being 
found guilty of murder. When one 
person takes the life of another per- 
son, or the life of an innocent ani- 
mal, the country cries out in rage 
and indignation at the cruelty that 
was shown and acted out. But, God 
have mercy on a blind people, when 
it comes to a human child, abuse 
and murder runs rampant. 

Convention or battlefield? Why 
should the American people sit on 
their butts and watch as childish 
politicians slander each other and 
lie to the people?! If America wants 
to remain a decent country, then 
bring God back into politics - it was 
God who formed the governmental 
structure and it was God who 
founded this country, but it's the 
people who are letting it die. Yes 
there is a choice to be made - be- 
tween good and evil, right and wrong, 
and hell or heaven. 

Choose God and let him turn the 
battlefield into a discussion table 
and a prayer closet. 

Budget Cuts/From Page 3 

that can be heard by the students. 
Theodore Fadner, a student on cam- 
pus, complains that the school is 
not equipped with enough pencil 

Fadner feels that the school can not 
afford to place pencil sharpeners in 
each class because the budget will 
not allow it. 

Despite the different ideas stu- 
dents may have about the school 
and its budget, Patti Anderson, from 
the Financial Aid Department states 
that," The main goal is to keep the 
quality education in the class, in 
spite of the budget cuts." 



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The Burrowing Owls 

By Rob Glenn 

The difference between Woodsy 
owl and Morris the cat have been an 
issue on the campus of Florida At- 
lantic University for several years. 

According to school officials 
there are about 30-40 stray cats 
living on the FAU grounds. Also 
living on the campus are the rare 
Florida burrowing owls that are only 
seen throughout southern Florida. 
The owls, which are on the "species 
of special concern" list, have been 
given permanent residency since 
1972 when the campus was named 
a burrowing owl sanctuary. Unfor- 
tunately, the owls are havinga rough 
time surviving, and the blame is 
being focused on the cats. 

The owls live in fields where the 
grass is short and trees are scarce. 
They dig burrows which range from 
three to six feet deep and put their 
nests at the bottom. During the day 
the owls sit on top of their burrows 
and at night they feed and play. The 
owls feed on ground insects and 

It's unclear how the cats began 
showing up on campus, but one 
theory is that people, who either 
couldn't take care of or didn't want 
the cats, began dropping them off to 
run free and live safely. Little did 
they know these cats are now being 
accused of killing the FAU mascot, 
the burrowing owl. 

The accusations (and feathers) 
began flying when an ecology 
professor saw one of the cats hold- 

ing a dead owl In its mouth. Accusa- 
tions continued, when the cats were 
seen in the fields where the owls live. 

While some staff members wish 
to get rid of the cats, others feed, 
spay, nueter, and give treatment to 
them. They can't believe that the 
cats are the reason the owls are 
having trouble surviving. They feel 
that since the cats are fed and cared 
for they would have no reason to kill 
the owls. 

Dr. ShielaMahoney, acting Dean 
of Graduate studies, disagrees, say- 
ing, "All cats are preditors, it 's in 
their blood to hunt, they are a major 
problem. Cats are meant to be pets, 
and to live with people, not to be 
dumped, that's inhumane." 

Dr. Mahoney also feels that the 
cats should be removed from the 
campus to preserve the habitat, not 
endanger it. 

A response from cat lovers is 
that there is no specific proof that 
the cats are the killers. They blame 
traffic or the grounds keepers, but 
Dr. Mahoney notes that the grounds 
keepers have been extremely careful 
with the owls. 

A committee has been set up to 
observe the habits of the cats and 
the owls . 

A report had been sent to the 
president of the University asking 
for the removal of the cats , but he felt 
there was not enough proof against 
them. In the meantime the commit- 
tee will continue working on saving 
the owls and taking steps to remove 
the cats from campus. 

South Campus Combings 

By Beverly Brooks 
Staff Reporter 

The south campus new student services 
building is in full operation. 
In the north wing, first floor is the registrars 
office which is open from 8' 15 am to 6.30 pm 
Monday thru Thursday, and 8: 1 5 am to 3-30 
pm on Fnday's. 

Information on classes and fees can be 
obtained at the registrars/4500. 

The cashiers office hours are monday 
thru thursday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, fridays 
8:30 am to 3:45 pm. 

The message center is open for anyone 
wishing to leave a message for teachers and 
staff, Monday thruThursday 7.30 am to 6:45 
pm, Friday's 7:30 am to 3.30 pm. 

For those seeking financial aid, you can 
call at 367-4512 or 367-4570, or come in 
between the hours of 8:00 am to 6'30 pm on 
Monday's and Tuesday's, 8:00 am to 4: 30 pm 
on Wednesdays and Thursdays, or 8:00 am 
to 3:45 pm on Friday's. 

For students wishing to see a counselor, 
please call for an appointment at 367-4508, 
monday thru thursday 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, 
on fridays 8:00 am to 3:30 pm 
The south wing: 

The new cafeteria is now fully opera- 
tional, their hours are 7:30 am to 2-30 pm, 
then 5-00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday thru 

Also in the south wing are the offices for 
all of the campus clubs. 

At this time I would like to thank every- 
one who gave to the victems of hurricane 
Andrew. The battle .however, is not over. 
Thousands of men, women, and children still 
need your help. 

Anyone from south campus wishing to 
write for the Beachcomber, may contact 
Beverly Kennard in the new student services 
building, or Mike Mitseff at 439-8064 on 
central campus. 

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PAID BY OCT. 8, 1992. 


September 23, 1992 

September 23, 1992 


Page 15 



PBCC Teams Have Good Year 

Coach Booker Hires Assistant 

Sports Editor 

The baseball team finished 32- 
14 (14- 10 third place in the South- 
ern Conference}. 

Standout pitcher Dave Man- 
ning was drafted in the third round 
by the Texas Rangers. He is now in 
the Instructional League at Port 
Charlotte, Florida the Rangers 
single A affiliate. 

T.J Schenbeck signed a con- 
tract with the Milwaukee Brewers. 
T.J. is with the Brewers rookie 
club in Helena, Montana. Mark 
Lucas, Marty Reinhart, and Brian 
Merkey are at Florida Atlantic Uni- 
versity. Carl Grinstead is at Okla- 
homa State University. First 
baseman Alex Diaz went to the 
University of Florida, and Danon 
Winter is at the University of North 

The mens and womens bas- 
ketball teams both went to the 
state tournament. 

The men's (25-4) team was 

eliminated by Gulfstream Com- 
munity College. Returning to the 
team are Nate McNeal, Anthony 
Whitfield, and Joe Bilancio. Marte 
Smith went to the University of 

The women's team lost to Cen- 
tral Florida Community College in 
the final. Returning to the women's 
team is Janetta Graham and Leiah 

The softball team went to the 
state tournament and was elimi- 
nated in two games. Kathy 
Mahoney went to the UNF. 
Steffanie Carols and Allison Rott 
went to the University of Central 

The mens and womens tennis 
teams won state title's. The women 
(22-1) won the tournament before 
the last day of competition . The men's 
team also ripped through their com- 
petition. Ivana Granic and Alexandra 
Rupnik are at Washington State Uni- 
versity. Rachel Caroll is at the Uni- 
versity of Connecticut. 

Sports Editor 

PBCC women's basketball coach 
Sandra Booker r 
has hired former 
Palm Beach Stin- 
grays assistant 
coach Pete Karas 
to take over the 
reigns as her as- 
sistant in the 
1992-93 season. 

Karas has 
been coaching for 
eleven years. His 
record is 38-30. 
He started his ca- 
reer with Boca 
Raton Academy 
as an assistant in 
1982 and in 1984 
was promoted to 

head coach. After fiveyears, he moved 
on to Atlantic High School to be- 





come their junior varsity team head 


He volunteered his time to the 
Sunshine State 
Games this 
year. He also 
helped out with 
PBCC men's 
head basketball 
coach Scott 
camp as an in- 
Karas says he 
is looking for- 
ward to the up- 
coming season. 
When asked 
what he thought 
of coach Booker, 
Karas replied, "I 

have tremendous respect for 
coach Booker." 

Photo by Matt Swig 

Stingrays Lose in Playoff 

Sports Editor 

The Stingrays won six out of their last eight 
games enroute to their second playoff appearance 

The streak started with a win over division 
leader Miami. Palm Beach started the game be- 
hind 1 5-0. Then Palm Beach went on a 27- 1 7 run 
to end the first quarter. The Stingrays went into 
halftime with a 69-66 lead. 

In the second half the game went back and 
forth. Then with less than 30 seconds remaining 
guard Sean Gay buried a jump shot to make the 
score 121-118. Miami center Roy Tarley in an 
effort to draw a foul drove in for a layup. He made 
the shot, but no foul was called. The Stingrays 
then ran out the clock to win 121-120. The win 
snapped a nine game winning streak by Miami. 

The Stingrays then ripped through Tampa 
Bayin back to back wins athome. In the first game 
the Stingrays set a new team record with 72 
rebounds, 21 ofthem by center Lorenzo Williams. 
They won 139-108. 

In the following nights game won 157-109. 
The Stingrays set a United States Basketball 
League season record for margin of victory (48) 
and total points (157). 

In that game Lorenzo Williams picked up a 
triple-double. He scored 12 points, 14 rebounds, 
and had 10 blocked shots. 

Then back to back losses to Miami in a home 
and away series made their record 10-13. 

On June 30, the Stingrays took part in their 
first doubleheader when Miami played Tampa 

Photo by Rob Gerard 

Stingrays' Guard Ron Mathias is guarded by a 
Jacksonville Hooters' Forward. 


Bay in first game followed by the Stingrays and 
New Jersey in the second. Sam Hines scored 30 
points to lead the team to a 135-125 victory over 
New Jersey. The next night the same four teams 
played at Miami. New Jersey and Tampa Bay 
played first then the Stingrays played Miami. 

Terrence Allen and Sean Gay combined for 60 
points enroute to a 124-118 victory. 

The final regular season game was played 
here against Atlanta. The Stingrays made the 
night exciting for the 300 fans who attended the 
game. In the 137-135 overtime win the game was 
tied at 123 at the end of regulation. 

In overtime with three seconds left Lorenzo 
Williams sank two free throws. Williams who 
played all 53 minutes had missed on 1 1 previous 
attempts. He finished with 35 points and 19 
rebounds. Also Sam Hines had 32 points and 10 
rebounds. The Stingrays finished with a 13-13 
regular season record. 

In the playoffs head coach Scott Pospichal 
took the team to Atlanta where they eventually 
lost 1 18-1 12 in the first round. 

Several of the Stingray players were invited to 
NBAmini-carnps including Reggie Cross (Knicks), 
Harold Boudreaux (Pacers), James Hunter and 
Jim McCoy (Heat). PBCC standout Ron Mathias 
was picked up by the Rapid City Thrillers of the 
Continental Basketball Association. 

The Stingrays would like to thank PBCC, 
Hamid Faquir, and John Townsend for the gym. 
They also want to thank all the sponsors and fans 
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Nations Oldest College Basketball Player Returns 

James Stravino 
Sports Editor 

Returning this year to PBCC is Joe Bilancio. You 
old he has already made a place for himself in the 
business world as a land investment broker. 

Joe already has a degree from Florida Atlantic 
University in cmninal justice, but what makes him 
special is that he has come back to college to pursue 
basketball. Joe has always loved the game, but had 
not pursued playing the sport seriously since he was 
a freshman at Cardinal Newman High School in 

Lastyearthatall changed. When ScottPospichal, 
coach of the Panther mens basketball team an- 
nounced try-outs for the 1991 team, Joe came out. 
He decided that if he was to pursue basketball he 
would have to convince Coach Pospichal that he 
could play as hard and as well as guys less than half 
his age. All his hard work paid off when it was 
announced that Joe had won a spot on the team. 
Number 33 had arrived. By earning a position on the 
Panthers, Joe brought his dream of playing college 
basketball to fruition. Joe also became the oldest 
athlete in the United States to be on a junior college 
basketball team. That is impressive, but there is a 
whole lot more to Joe Bilancio than just being a 

This summer Joe assisted the Palm Beach Stin- 

Bilanao at PBCC Gym 

Photo by Rob Gerard 

grays and Miami Heat selling tickets and setting up 
the gym for their games. Joe could be found working 
out in the gym from four to about five o'clock in the 
afternoon improving his game. After Joe's workouts 
at the gym, he goes to the Olympiad Gym to work out 
on a free weight program and body master equip- 

He gives most of the credit to former Stingray 
head coaches Scott Pospichal and Joe Ceravolo for 
his improved all-around shooting. Joe Bilancio has 
also worked out with PBCC standout guard Anthony 
Whitfield and former PBCC star Teddy Sanders. 

In July, Joe visited some close friends who live in 
Salt Lake City, Utah. Joe helped build their log cabin 
located directly across from the Solitude Ski Resort 
Joe then cross country trained in the Wasatch 
Canyon, Utahwith altitudes of approximately 10,000 
feet above sealevel. To conclude the visit, Joe had the 
opportunity to see the Rocky Mountain Rookie 
Review. This review consists of every NBA team west 
of the Mississippi. 

Joe can be seen this fall in Bill Cosby^s new show 
'You Bet Your Life". The show will air October 14th. 
Joe has earned the respect of players and coaches 
alike. His determination and hard work proves that 
dreams can come true. This season, look for this 42 
year young sophomore to make a significant contri- 
bution to an already talented Panther basketball 

The Sunshine State Games Comes to PBCC 

James Stravino 
Sports Editor 

PBCC played host to the Sunshine State 
games. The womens basketball tournament was 
held at the gym and Spanish River High School. 
PBCC womens' basketball coach Sandra Booker 
served as the commissioner for the event. There 
were four different divisions from 1 2 and under to 

In the unlimited division there were several 
stars including University of Miami standout 
Frances Savage and former two time AU-Ameri- 
can at PBCC Yolanda Griffith. Savage was named 
unlimited most valuable player. 

The baseball tournament was held at the 
Santaluces Sports Complex with the champion- 
ship game at West Palm Beach Municipal Sta- 
dium. PBCC baseball coach Graig Gero served as 
Commissioner of Baseball and pitching coach 
Daryl Boyd served as Deputy Commissioner. 

Coaches Booker and Gero both received 
plaques for their tremendous contributions. Next 
years games will be held in Tallahassee. 

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Photo by Rob Gerard 


Photo by Dean Smalley 

The Heat Comes to PBCC 

Sports Editor 

The PBCC Gymnasium hosted the Miami 
Heat 1 992 summer camp and the Southern Rookie 
Review Tournament the week of July 13th. 

To start the week Miami conducted two-a-day 
workouts that were closed to the public. Then 
starting on Thursday the review mcluded teams 
from Charlotte, Atlanta, and Orlando. 

Media from all over the South Flonda area 
were here to cover the Heat camp. During the 
three day tournament Miami was 1-2 finishing 
with a strong win over Atlanta. 

The Heat roster consisted of 14 players in- 
cluding draft picks Isaiah Morris and Matt Gieger. 
Notable veterans at the camp were Alec Kessler 
and Alan Ogg. Atlanta brought Stacey Augman 
and first round draft choice Adam Keefe. Char- 
lotte brought former Palm Beach Stingrays center 
Lorenzo Williams and Tom Hammonds. Orlando 
showed up with Brian Williams and Sean Higgins. 

Coaching A Factor In PBCC Mens Basketball Success 

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By Mike Mitseff 

The '86-'87 PBCC mens basketball team was 
forgettable, but at the same time, unforgettable. 
Forgettable for 23 losses in one season, but 
unforgettable because that was the beginning of 
a new era. 

In 1987 Scott Pospichal arrived at PBCC to 
put his head coaching abilities to the test. 

"We struggled a bit, came in 
and turned it around, and won," 
said Pospichal, speaking as a man 
who had considered no other al- 

Without knowing the past, it 
is easy to take for granted the 
present; the Panthers, led by 
Pospichal, recently made PBCC 
history by winning the school's 
first Southern Conference Cham- 
pionship, and they finished the 
regular season with a 21-7, 9-1 
record , four losses were by forfeit. 
They were ranked No. 1 in the 
state and No. 11 in the nation 
among Junior Colleges. 

According to Pospichal, these 
are minor achievments. pospichal 

The real success lies in our placing 24 of 25 
players in four-year schools; when that happens 
I feel that I've done my job." Pospichal concedes 
that not all the players that go on to a four year 
school get degrees, but "they have the opportu- 

Out of this year's team three players are 
"going on;" Tim Goodman has signed with the 
University of South Alabama, Marte' Smith is 
bound for the University of Detroit, and Malcolm 
Nicolas is staying in Florida attending Florida 
International University, all are division one 

Pospichal was born in Boscobel, Wisconsin, a 


£&d;.s'^ v. 

tiny town with a population of around 2,000 
souls; Boscobel sits in the southwestern corner of 
the state just below Madison. Pospichal and his 
parents and brothers moved to Aubumdale, 
Florida in 1971, where they bought a trailer park. 
His mom is a travel agent in Aubumdale. 

Tim Pospichal, Scott's older brother, is a 
country-music musician, and has played at the 
Grand Ole' Opry, and is also a studio musician. 
Tim's wife is a psycology teacher. 
The oldest brother, Steve , is also 
married and lives in Aubumdale. 
Pospichal began his 
coaching career right out of the 
University of North Carolina in 
Charlotte, as an assistant for two 

"I grew up in basketball pro- 
grams," says Pospichal, "I at- 
tended Florida Southern, in Lake- 
land, it's a great institution, and 
I attribute all my subsequent suc- 
cess and contacts in basketball 
to the great program at that 
school. I owe a great deal of thanks 
to the people there." 

After his college days 
Pospichal went back to his home- 
town to coach the Aubumdale High School bas- 
ketball team. They made it to the state tourna- 
ment, but lost in the championship game. The 
week after the state tournment Pospichal was 
hired to coach at Polk Community College where 
he stayed for a year as head coach. 

While coaching Polk CC at the State Tourna- 
ment his first year Hamid Faquire (Athletic Direc - 
tor, PBCC) approached Pospichal about coming 
toPBCC.thatwasin 1987. Hetookthejobashead 
coach and has been here for the last five years. 
Pospichal is also an academic advisor at 
PBCC, andcanbe found in the counseling depart - 
ment most mornings. 

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Is Sex really safe 

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I Plagiarism on Campus 

how serious is it? 


I Answered Prayer gives 

lift to south campus 



Brian Kenney Takes The Helm As SGA President 

Photo Editor 

Out-going Student Gov- 
ernment President Rick 
Asnani passes the two foot 
oak gavel, which symbolizes 

the transference of power, to 
newly elected SGA. Presi- 
dent Brian Kenney. 

Prior to the gavel ex- 
change, Scott Maclachlan 
(Dean of Student Sevices) 

officially swore in Kenney 
and his ticket; Beau 
Traci Spriggs-Secretary . Lisa 
Snyder, Treasurer, could not 
attend the swearing-in cer- 


While placing more of 
his campaign posters around 
campus the week before the 

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L-R Traci Spriggs, Debby S Reese, Rick Asnani, Brian Kenney, Beau Brumfield, and Mitchell Kass 

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Staff Reporter 

Congratulations are in 
order for Palm Beach Com- 
munity College's Addie 
Greene, District 84's newest 
memberto the Florida House 
of Representatives. 

Greene, who was voted 
into office on the first of Oc- 
tober, is Palm Beach 
County's first black legisla- 
tor. Obviously, she is very 
pleased with the outcome of 
her election, but she feels 
that she will be subject to 
some scrutiny as the 
county's first black female 
representative. It certainly 
won't be easy for Greene, 
but she intends to take full 
advantage of all of the atten- 
tion that she will be receiv- 
ing and use it to better rep- 
resent the people in her dis- 

Greene, an English in- 
structor at PBCC , is not new 
to the local political scene. 
In 199 1 , she was elected the 
first black female mayor of 
Mangonia Park. She is also 
very active in her commu- 
nity, especially with neigh- 

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Addie Gieene and student Valerie Pierre 

Photo b\ Mike \htseff 

borhood children. And she 
plans to take her love of 
people all the way to Talla- 

Accordingly, Greene's 
goals are the goals of the 
people, and she feels good 
about that. 

As a result of reappoi- 

tionment, Greene has a great 
deal of ground to cover, and 
she realizes that the people 
in her distnet will have a 
wide variety of desires and 
goals, but she feels confi- 
dent that she will do a good 
job in representing every- 

Although her district of- 
fice will probably be located in 
Mangonia Park, she intends 
to have offices set up in the 
Belglade and Pahokee areas 
as well; so that she can easily 
meet with the local people at 
least twice amonth, andlisten 
to theirspecial needs and con- 
cerns. Overall, 
Greene is thankful for reap- 
portionment because she feels 
that it's the reason the door 
opened for her, and that hard 
work and determination will 
see her through. 

Greene hopes that the 
people in her district will get 
involved in local politics, and 
thus help her to better do her 
job of representing them. 

Greene knows that she 
cannot take on the world, but 
she hopes that she will be able 
to fairly and effectively bring 
the issues to the people at the 
state level. 

Greene is a busy woman, but 
she hopes to be as good a 
legislator as she is a teacher 
.and if she can do this, the 
people in Flonda State Dis- 
trict 84 will be the beneficia- 


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October 23, 1992 


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Tell The Truth About Safe (er) Sex 


The term "safe sex" when it refers 
to using a condom is a deadly lie. 

When condoms were being passed 
out to students in New York schools, 
an Associated Press story quoted a 16 
year old student as saying, "It's healthy. 
I'm not having sex without one." 
Jermaine Cummings, a sophomore at 
Dewey, took the free condoms, "be- 
cause he might want to have sex on 
short notice during the school day." 
Unfortunately, Jermaine is just an- 
other victim of the "safe sex" myth. 

Syndicated columnist Joseph 
Sobran on November 13 compared 
using condoms for "safe sex" to fight- 
ing cancer by passing out filter-tipped 

If you care about people tell them 
the truth: that the best condoms are 
only 90 percent effective at preventing 
pregnancy. Point out that a woman is 
but AIDS can be caught 24 hours a 
day. Ask them if they'd eat at a restau- 
rant where 10 percent of the patrons 
died from food poisoning. 

If you care about people then talk 
about the survey conducted in a Los 
Angeles AIDS clinic where 22 percent 
of the respondents who knew they had 
the virus that can cause AIDS said 
they did not tell their sexual partners. 
Tell them about Alberto Gonzalez, 
who knowingly infected at least one of 
his girlfriends with the AIDS virus. Tell 
them about Jeffrey Hanlon, who was 
charged wimviolating Michigan's pub- 
lic health law for having sex without . 
telling his partner he had the'AIDS"' 
virus. Then tell them how gay rights 
supporters came to Hanlon's defense. 
TeE them that what is done in the 
privacy of their bedroom does affect 
others who are truly innocent victims. 
Tell them about Martin Gaffney 
and how he watched his wife die after 
receiving blood tainted by the AIDS 
virus. Describe the pain he felt watch- 
ing his 13 month old son die of AIDS 
and how Martin, himself, died at the 
age of 42. Paint a verbal picture of 
Martin's eight year old daughter, 
Maureene, watching her family die, 
one by one. Then ask them how it 
would feel to be an orphan before their 
ninth birthday. Have them describe 
how they would react to knowing their 
mother, father, and brother died be- 
cause of what someone else did in the 
privacy of their bedroom. 

Tell them the truth - that moral 
pollution destroys peoplejustlike other 

types of pollution destroys our physi- 
cal environment. 

could be prevented and that the two 
most common means of AIDS trans- 
mission in the United States are still 
the sharing of needles by intravenous 
drug users and sexual promiscuity. 

If you care about the youth of 
America then stand beside them when 
they stand up for morality and have 
the courage to say that people can 
control their sexual passions. Don't 
ridicule them or tell them to "get real," 
that people are sexual beings and they 
just can't control themselves. If you tell 
them they have no more self-control 
than a dog in heat they'll be quite 
willing to act like one. 

If you care about people tell them 
that the greatest safeguard against 
AIDS or any sexually transmitted dis- 
ease is found in the Bible. Hebrews 
13:4 states: "Marriage should be hon- 
ored by all, and the marriage bed kept 
pure, for God will judge the adulterer 
and all the sexually immoral." 

Remind them that God's moral 
law is as binding as the law of gravity. 

Don't be so foolish as to think 
condoms make you safe. A govern- 
ment pamphlet called "Condoms 
and Sexually Transmitted 
Diseases. ..Especially AIDS" put it 
this way, "Condoms are not 100 
percent safe, but, if used properly, 
will reduce the risk of sexually 
transmitted diseases, including 

_ Reducing the risk is not the same 
as' eliminating the risk. I doubt seri- 
ously if the president of any company 
that manufactures condoms would be 
willing to test them by having sex with 
a known AIDS carrier on a regular 

If you really care for people tell 
them the truth about AIDS and safe 
sex. Tell them using a condom is like 
jumping out of an airplane with a 
parachute that opens 90 percent of the 
time. Safe sex occurs only by having 
one, disease free, mutually faithful 
partner for life. Nothing else can truth- 
fully be called "safe" sex. 

Steven Gregersen is currently en- 
roUed as a junior at Manhattan Chris- 
tian College in Manhattan, Kansas, 
where he is seeldng a B.S. in Bible 
Ministry, Mr. Gregersen has beenpub- 
lished in Backwoods Home Mag ayinp 
The Lookout and in the op/edpage of 
the ManhattanMercunj (the localnews- 

The Beachcomber Magazine 

A student publication of PBGC Eissey Campus: 

Is looking for prose, poems, short stories and 
essays for publication in the December issue. 
Submissions from students attending all PBCC 
campuses is not only encouraged but expected. 

Please send all manuscripts to North Campus c/o 
Craig Bell, Editor-in-Chief, or drop them off at the 
Beachcomber Newspaper on Central Campus. 

Call Craig Bell (Editor) at 746-2505. ■ 


Entertainment Editor 
Feature Editor 
Sports Editor 
News Editor 
Photography Editor 
Copy Editor 
Advertising Manager 

Mike Mitseff 

D.S. Ullery 

Jason Wilkeson 

James Stravino 

Cathy Rodriguez 

Robert Gerard 

Maryellcn Cantera 

Traci Spriggs 

Staff Writers 

Karen Saar, Beverly Kennard, Chris Harris, Matt Swig, Molly Grabill, Keisha Spradley, 

Michele Mercer, Brian Zaniewski, Kristina Jackson 

Opinions expressed in the Beachcomber do not necessarily reflect the opinions of 

Palm Beach Community College. 

Letters to the Editor must be signed, and if requested names will be witheld. 

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Hollywood Versus Traditional Values 

Feature Editor 

I was watching an interesting 
debate on TV the other night. Movie 
critic Michael Medved was chastis- 
ing the motion picture industry for 
including too much gratuitous lan- 
guage and violence in the movies. 

He feels that this is undermin- 
ing the moral fiber of American 

On the other side of the debate 
was actor Ron Silver. He disagreed, 
stating that Hollywood was just a 
reflection of what Americans want 
in films because if people didn't want 
to see this kind of stuff, they could 
simply save the six bucks for a movie 
ticket and stay home. 

I am on the fence on this issue. 
I strongly believe in freedom of 
expression. I would never want any 
filmmaker to be censored in any 
way. On the other hand, I do feel that 
sometimes they go too far. Case in 
point is the film "Basic Instinct". 

I chose to see tills movie; nobody 
forced me to go. Yet, what I sawwas 

! Men - Women 

in such poor taste that I was tempted 
to get my money back. It turned out 
to be a movie about sex with a 
murder mystery in the background. 
I wasn't offended by the film, but I 
was disappointed. If the movie wasn't 
so obsessed with glamorizing sex 
and violence , it may have been a very 
solid and interesting movie. 

I believe that this is happening 
because the public's tastes have 
changed; Americans want to see 
this. It's like the rubberneckers driv- 
ing by the scene of an accident. No 
matter how horrible the accident 
may be , they look. They are drawn to 
it, and as long as people want to see 
trash, Hollywood will most assur- 
edly keep producing it. 

How do you feel? Is Hollywood 
out to destroy American values? Or 
are American values just changing 
with the times? 

Please send your opinions 
on this issue to the Beachcomber 
care of PBCC, see address in Mast- 
head, or fax it (439-8210). 

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Delta Epsilon Chi 

News Editor 

Delta Epsilon Chi is one of the 
clubs on campus that not many 
students know about. It is a 
national business association for 
college students with career 
objectives in marketing, merchan- 
dising or management. Its pur- 
pose is to enhance the value of 
education in these three fields by 
contributing to occupational 
competence and to promote 
understanding for the responsi- 
bilities of citizenship in the com- 
petitive enterprise system. 

This club offers training by de- 

veloping leadership characteristics, 
and understanding of the free enter- 
prise system, greater proficiency in 
communication, self-confidence 
along with self esteem. It also offers 
a healthy, career oriented, competi- 
tive spirit plus social, civic and busi- 
ness responsibility. 

DECA has been in existence on 
this campus for a long time. Advisor 
Susan Thompson helps the students 
accomplish the goals they set out to 
achieve in the business world. If you 
would like more information regarding 
this club, contact Ms. Thompson in 
room BA 106 or call 439-8124. 



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General Meetings: November 1, 7pm CE 121 

State Convention: November 6,7,8 Clearwater 

LITERARY JOURNAL: General Meetings 
October 21,23,26,28,30, 11:00 a.m. BA 115 

SIU: General Meetings 3:00 p.m. Cafe 
October 21, 28 

PBCC Library Is A Valuable Student Resource! 

Advertising Manager 

Yes, that great big three story building to the 
south side of the Business Administration build- 
ing is a library. 

The library could be, and should be, your 
biggest key to success in college. It holds every- 
thing from typewriters to an inter-library loan 
office. With over 1,300 periodical titles and 140,000 
books, the library's first book sums it up best: it 
is the "House of Intellect". 

If you're not sure where to begin your quest, 
you should start on the first floor. Although not 
everyone who works in the library is a librarian, 
they will be more than happy to help direct you to 
the proper place. 

"We're here to serve and reach out as much as 
possible, " said library director Brian Kelly. Kelley's 
door is always open for suggestions and com- 
ments to better the library, and there are sugges- 
tion boxes on every floor. 

If you already know what you're looking for 

but don't know where to find it, you can pick up 
one of the library/ due data cards that tell you 
exactly what's on each floor. 

Coming for the winter term will be a new 
computer called LINC, the Library Information 
Network Catalogue. Paid for by the state, this 
computer will enable the student to look up every 
library listing in all 28 community colleges and 

See Library Pg. 5 

Plagiarism Persists At All Academic Levels 


A marginal student, at the end of the term, 
turns in a maj or paper that is academically perfect 
—brilliant thoughts, wonderful analogies and 
insightful analysis. 

Unfortunately, the words aren't his. 

The student has taken paragraphs verbatim 
out of a research book and included them in his 
paper without citing the author. In real terms, this 
student is a thief - he is stealing someone else's 
work and passing it off as his own. 

Plagiarism, which comes from the latin, mean- 
ing kidnapper or literary thief, brings up a plethora 
of knotty problems for students and academi- 

If a professor suspects a student of plagia- 
rism, how should the case be handled? Do stu- 
dents get enough background on plagiarism to 
understand what it is? With rapid advances in the 
ability to make copies and printouts of print and 
electronic media, how does modern technology fit 
into the scheme of defining plagiarism and its 

These questions tend to muddy an already 

gray area. 

Plagiarism has exisLed as long as people have 
written, and despite widespread knowledge that 
it is a form of academic cheating, it still is prac- 

"If students do not understand the impor- 
tance of doing their own work and being honest 
intellectually, they will fail to understand that 
when they get into the real world," said Elizabeth 
Baer, dean of faculty at Gustavus Adolphus Col- 
lege in Minnesota. "It is necessary for colleges to 
get students to understand the gravity of it. We 
need to help them (students) to understand that 
it is not acceptable." 

Plagiarism occurs at all levels of college, Irom 
the freshmen year to doctoral work. Some cases 
that have received extensive publicity, according 
to The Chronicle of Higher Education and other 
sources, include: < . . .. 

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. , the slam civil 
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H. Joachim Maitre, the dean of Boston 
University's College of Communications, resigned 
in 1991 after he used several passages of an 
article in a commencement speech without citing 
the author. 

U.S. Senator Joe Biden, D-Delaware, admit- 
ted in 1987 that he plagiarized part of a law school 
paper in 1965. He copied five pages from a law 
review in a 15-page paper with out citing the 
source while at Syracuse University Law School. 
While running as a Democratic presidential can- 
didate in 1 987, he also used quotations in speeches 
from former British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock 
and the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy without 
giving them credit. 

These are well known cases that received 
much attention in the nation's media. But plagia- 
rism also exists on a much quieter and anony- 
mous level, from the student who copies verbatim 
out of research books and passes it on as his or 
her own work in freshman composition to doc- 
toral candidates who secretly use the services of 
research companies. 

"I see it as a very critical problem. It seems to 
me that the incidence of plagiarism has increased 
in the past 1 years , " said Kevin Brien, a professor 
of philosophy at Washington College in 
Chestertown, MD. "I see it as something that is 
eroding academic institutions. Unless we work 
collectively to turn it around, we will continue to 
have problems." 

Sometimes students plagiarize out of des- 
peration because they are weak writers or be- 
cause they didn't work on their assignments until 
the very end of the term. Other students say they 
do not know what plagiarism is, an excuse that 
doesn't wash with academicians. 

"I believe 95 percent of college students un- 
derstand what plagiarism is; they receive infor- 
mation about it from high school on," said Bar- 
bara Hetrick. Dean of Academic Affairs at Hood 
College in Frederick, Md. "In most instances, 
students may not have given themselves enough 
time to complete the assignment, or in some 
cases, they may have felt over their heads aca- 
demically." So rather than talk with the faculty 
member, they stole someone's work to pass." 

It is difficult to put a definitive number on the 
rate of plagiarism cases. Many cases may be dealt 
with privately between the instructor and stu- 
dent, while other cases may go before a panel of 
students and faculty members for consideration 
and possible punishment. 

The Higher Education Research Institute at 
the University of California - Los Angeles, which 
does annual freshman student surveys, used to 
ask nuestions about cheating, but does not anv 

longer. Some schools told students not to fill out the 
section on cheating, so researchers stopped asking 
the questions, a spokeswoman said. 

An average of 300,000 students a years are 
surveyed at 600 institutions. In 1988, (he last year 
the cheating section was included in trie survey, 36.6 
percent of the respondents said they cheated onatest 
in school, while 57. 1 percent said they copied home- 
work from another student. If cheating on this level 
exists, it is fair to assume that similar rates of 
plagiarism will exist, school officials said. In fraternity 
and sorority houses, in dorm lounges, even in 
classified ads in youth-oriented newspapers and 
magazines, term papers are openly pedaled. Papers 
written by other students, and/or research done by 
companies that specialize in providing term papers 
to students can be turned in to instructors and 
passed off as the students' work. 

Consider Rolling Stone. In the classified section, 
companies routinely advertise to sell papers and 
research. The cost can range from $7.50 a page for 
undergraduate-level papers to $50 apage for custom 
research at the master's and doctorate level. Accord- 
ing to the companies, research is done by staff 
researchers who have advanced degrees or have 
been in business for many years. 

George Thomas Wilson, classified advertising 
director for Rolling Stone, said "there are obvious 
problems" with such services. He said that students 
could use the papers justfor research, "but obviously 
that probably isn't the case. There is no control once 
it is in their hands. On the surface, we can't know 
what they're going to do with it but one can certainly 
surmise. Who's to say?" 

Hetrick, from Hood College, said instructors get 
to know a student's work and turning in a paper that 
is different in style and approach could signal a 
plagiarism attempt. Hood has an academic honor 
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Don't Worry! You're Not Losing Brain Cells! 

PBCC Adjunct 

On Monday night, you read Chapter 4 in your Social Science book. On 
Tuesday night, when the instructor is lecturing on the material, you're lost. 
You think to yourself, "Is that what that chapter was about? I can't remember 
a thing!" Don't worry; you're not losing brain cells. You just need to change 
your reading strategy. 

You can forget up to 80 percent of what you read within twenty-four 
hours, but there are some definite ways to improve comprehension and 
retention of reading assignments. Try the method detailed below next time, 
and see if it helps you get more out of your reading time. 


A. Preview the entire reading assignment before beginning to read. 

1. Read chapter headings, section titles, subtitles, words in 

italics, and any captions under pictures, charts, or graphs. 

2. Skim closing paragraphs, read questions or summary at the end of each 


B. Create a context for remembering information. 
. Analyze each topic. 

. Discover the relationship of sub-topics to main topic. 
. Look for familiar concepts or ideas. Associate new information 
with what you already know about the topic. 
C. Formulate questions. 
. Write down a list of questions. Turn chapter headings and subtitles 
into questions. For instance, if a subtitle is "Formulating Questions," ask 
yourself: "How do I formulate questions?" 

. Pretend the author is in the room with you. Ask him or her questions 
about any material you do not understand. 


A Read the assignment topic by topic. 

1. Stop frequently and analyze what you've read. Ask yourself: 

a. What is the main point? 

b. What evidence supports the mam point? 

c. What are the specific applications or examples? 

d. How is this information related to the rest of the chapter and to 
what I already know about the subject? 

2. Stay focused and alert by searching for answers to questions 
formulated in "SURVEY' phase. 

3. As you complete each section, recite the information in your own 
words to make sure you understand material. 

B. Highlight or make note of important information. 

1 . Highlight information only after understanding material. For example, 
read one paragraph, analyze it, and then go back and 

highlight key points. 

2. Highlight a maximum of 10 percent of the material. The purpose of 
highlighting is to- go back and REVIEW NOT REREAD . 

3. Make notes in the-book. 

a. Outline the text in the margin to help you see how the information 
is organized. Outlining helps you see relationships between topics. 

b. Make your own notes in the text. If you can restate a concept in 
your own words, you will understand it. 


A. Reviews are crucial! Go back and review highlighted material 

B. Test yourself. Read your questions and recite the information. 

C Review again within twenty-four hours. A two-hour reading assign- 
ment can be reviewed in 10 - 15 minutes. 
D. Review on a weekly basis until test day to avoid cramming. 


Some of the steps in this method can be omitted, depending on the difficulty 
level of the reading assignment. 

Schedule reading sessions. Set a time limit for working. Take breaks when 
you need to, and reward yourself for getting the job done. 

Simply reading an assignment from first word to last and closing the book 
does not mean you have comprehended what you have read. Reading is not 
a passive activity. Aggressive readers organize information and answer 

For more information on improving reading skills, contact the 
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PBCC students voted Septem- 
ber 27, 28, and 29. Kenney's ticket 
clinched the election with 68 per- 
cent of the student vote, and chal- 
lenger Melanie Feuerstein's ticket 
garnered the remaining 32 percent. 
The totals reflect a depressing eight 
point six percent voter turn-out. 
Even though last year's turnout was 
the largest in the history of PBCC, 
student participation remains al- 
most non-existent. 

MacLachlan announced the 
winning ticket in the Student Activi- 
ties Center (SAC Lounge), Thurs- 
day, October 1 . Kenney's ticket re- 

ceived 545 votes; Feurerstein's ticket 
received 255, and 14 votes were 

The candidates exchanged con- 
gratulations, and condolences, while 
Scott Pospichal (Coordinator of Stu- 
dent Organizations), Mitchell Kass 
(Social Science instructor/SGA ad- 
visor), and Ester Stewart, who ran 
the SAC polling station during the 
three day election, looked on. 

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Four Year Colleges Visit PBCC 

Staff Reporter 

Attention Palm Beach Commu- 
nity College Students! For those of 
you who plan to further your educa- 
tion by attending one of the nine 
Florida state universities, here is an 
opportunity that you will not want 
to miss. 

On Tuesday, November 17, 
1992, between the hours of 8:00am 
and 1 1 :30am, in the central campus 
cafeteria, representatives of the nine 
Florida state universities, will pro- 
vide students with important infor- 
mation about their universities and 
the programs that they offer. 

Each university will be display- 
ing their brochures, and students 
will have the opportunity to ask 
questions concerning grade point 
requirements, financial aid, program 
requirements and other important 

Library continued from Pg. 3 


For those of you who are un- 
sure of which university you would 
like to attend this may help to giv 
you a good insight as to which on 
can better facilitate your personal 

And for those of you who have 
already decided on a university, it 
will be a good opportunity to gather 
some pertinent information about 
the college of your choice. No matter 
what your reason, this is an event 
that every community college stu- 
dent should take advantage of. 

Again, this visit will be held on 
Tuesday, November 17, 1992, be- 
tween 8:00am and 11:30am in 
PBCC's central campus cafeteria. 

This will be the only visit made 
to our college by these representa- 
tives, so come and find out what 
these universities have offer. 

of a program we already have, called 
the inter-library loan office, you can 
be faxed the information imme- 
diately, or it can be received by 
a courier within 48 hours. These 
easy to use computers will be 
located on each floor, and they 
can be used at any time. 

As an added library bonus, 
there is an art gallery exhibit on 
the second floor 
that is changed 
every month. 

Due to many 
cuts in the school 
system's budget, 
the library's 
hours are as fol- 
lows: Monday - 
Thursday 7 a.m. 


Under the 1990 Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, 
colleges are required to publish statistical information concerning the range 
of crimes and other violations of the law on its campuses. 

Crime statistics covering the 1991 calendar year at each PBCC campus 
are detailed as follows: 






Aggravated Assault 




Burglary, Breaking 

and Entering 





Larceny, Theft 





Motor Vehicle Theft 





Drug Abuse Violations 

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There were no reported Homicides, Sex Offenses, Robberies, Liquor Law 
violations or Weapon Possession Violations. 

Commenting on the report, Vice President of Student Services Melvin 
Haynes, Jr. said, "Overall, PBCC is doing a good job controlling crime on all 
four of our campuses. I am pleased with the measures which have been 
implemented by members of our security staff to reduce crime and ensure 
the safety of our employees and students alike. We are firmly committed to 
continuing our efforts so that next year's report will reflect even less crime- 
related activity on our campuses." 

Voter Registration 

Delta Omicron chapter ofPhiTheta 
Kappa, held three days of voter regis- 
tration recently. Because this is an 
election year, they felt it was important 
to insure the students a chance to vote 
in the Presidential Election, November 

Glen Gareau [Internal President of 

PTK] headed up the drive for the three 
days. PTK members worked alongside 
members of the Student Government 
Association to serve their fellow stu- 
dents. Together they registered over 
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tion, the library 
continues to be 
open on Saturdays as 
well. This is the sec- 
ond year the founda- 
tion has funded Sat- 
urdays. The peak 
hours are usually from 
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 
p.m. to 9 p.m. 

There are places 
other than the second 
floor to sit in a quiet 
atmosphere. There are 
tables set up in the 
reference room on the 
third floor and you 
may go mto the lan- 
guage lab on the first 
floor to study. 

Our library has a 
lot to offer to students 
and the community. 
The people who work 
there are extremely 
friendly and helpful. 

"Our biggest 
struggle is to get the 
students into the li- 
brary", Kelley said, 
"and to further accom- 
modate the students, 
we need to understand 
what we are doing 
right and what we 
need more of." 

To help the li- 
brary, please fill out 
the questionnaire 
on page 12, and re- 
turn it to one of the 
suggestion boxes in 
the library. With the 
students and the li- 
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Humanity, Alive And Well In Florida. 

South Campus Reporter 

Transportation in Florida, es- 
pecially reliable transportation, is 
essential! For the last three years 
1 'have been without transporta- 
tion. For almost two of those years 
the situation didn't really bother 
me, but since August of 1991 it 
had become a very heavy burden 
to bear. 

I am very grateful to have 
friends that will pick me up or drop 
me off at various times and places, 
and then bring me home again. 
But after a while, I began feeling 
like a millstone around their necks, 
even though they said that they 
were very happy to help. Having 
transportation lets you feel less 
dependent and more self reliant, 
which does wonders for the mo- 
rale . 

About two months ago I started 
feeling sorry for myself. It isn't 
easy going to college full time, and 
working part time when it often 
takes up to two and a half hours 
getting to school. Fifteen minutes 
by car to the bus, and then a one 
hour bus ride. 

In a reflective mood one day, I 
looked into my bathroom mirror 
and saw a disaster in progress. I 
decided to spend more time with 
GOD and spend less time feeling 
sorry for myself. I set aside three 
hours every night to just talk with 

HE spoke to me about my tith- 
ing, (setting aside a percentge of 
my income for christian concerns) 
which I was very bad at. So I forced 
myself to put aside a certain 
amount of money, and to not worry 
about money anymore. 

Soon after the Lord provided 
me with several opportunities to 
make some extra money. 

Then one morning I woke up 
with a very sharp pain in my foot. 
I could barely walk, but I perse- 
vered, and while I was reading the 
morning paper I glanced through 
the used car section, and asked 
the Lord lo give me a car so that I 
could $£t to school and to work 
wtthoul having to walk on mv sore 


The Lord answered and said 
that I should write a letter to a car 
dealership, and simply ask for a 

"" My' mind" rebelled* at the 
thought, and I felt that the answer 
I had heard was just my imagina- 
tion because people don't just give 
other people cars. 

After six weeks, my foot was 
hurting so bad that I could barely 
get out of bed in the morning. I 
went to the Lord in prayer and 
again asked for transportation, 
again HIS reply was to write a 
letter to a dealership, so I decided 
to have faith and believe. I wrote 
the letter and mailed it, but the 
rest, I told myself, was in HIS 

I mailed the letter on the sec- 
ond of September, a Wednesday, 
and by Friday the fourth of Sep- 
tember, a local dealership called 
and left a message on my answer- 
ing machine . I returned the dealer's 
call and arranged to meet with him 
the next day, Saturday the fifth. 
We met and talked for about a half 
hour; he was making sure that I 
wasn't trying to con him. Very 

He met with his brother to dis- 
cuss my request, and ten days later 
I recieved another phone call; they 
had agreed to give me a car! I was 
thrilled beyond belief, and was soon 
singing and praising GOD. I called 
several friends and asked them to 
pray as they have never prayed be- 
fore; to really pour it on. 

September 24, 1991, the 
dealership who listens to the voice of 
GOD, handed me a set of keys to the 
most beautiful used car I had ever 
seen, it was mine! 

Thanks to that dealership I am 
giving my feet a very needed rest, 
and am now able to get to school, to 
work, and to the doctors office with- 
out having to impose on other people. 
Thanks to HIM, I have not only 
learned the value of listening to HIS 
still small voice, but I also have 
learned to take that seemingly easy, 
but often difficult step of faith. Praise 

Rah! Rah! Rah! 

News Editor 

A few weeks ago, a small group 
of students could be seen near the 
tennis courts jumping, chanting and 
throwing each other up in the air. 
No, itwan't some strange cult, it was 
the first day of a week long PBCC 
cheerleading clinic. 

Veteran cheerleaders, Willie 
Gomez and Vicky Wofford, were 
warming up with exercises and 
throws as they waited for the late- 

The Palm Beach Community 
College cheerleading team will not 
be chosen until after the week-long 
clinic and a try-out with three judges. 

Gomez, who is not new to 
cheerleading, is in his third year of 
cheerleading at PBCC. During the 
summer he holds clinics for cheer- 
leaders through the National 
Cheerleading Association. Gomez is 
a Communications major and will 
attend Florida State (Seminoles) 
after graduation. 

Gomez explained why he loves 
cheerleading; "I get to meet a lot of 
nice people, stay in shape, and most 
important, I get to help support the 

college through team spirit." Gomez 
definitely will continue with 
cheerleading at FSU. 

This year's PBCC cheerleading 
squad consists of four men and five 
women. The squad last year had 
only one man, Gomez, and seven 

The squad also has a new advi- 
sor this year. Former advisor Lauren 
Pembler, an employee of PBCC, is 
taking a year off from her advisory 
duties for a very good reason. She 
has a new baby to cheer about. 

The new advisor, Virginia John- 
son, (womens tennis coach) is proud 
to have a co-ed team. PBCC is the 
only community college to have a 
co-ed team according to Johnson. 
She wants to prepare the students 
for their next move to a four year 
college, and she would like to see the 
cheerleaders supporting all of the 
teams at PBCC. 

Captain of the Cheerleading 
Squad for 1992/93 is Willie Gomez. 
The rest of the team is Kris Carter, 
Tammy Richardson, Britta Turney, 
Lany LaBella, Sam Irizany, Karen 
Begovich, Wallis Stuart and Vicky 

Rick Asnani Bids Us, Adieu 

News Editor 

The last SGA meeting for the 
1991/92 school year under the 
leadership of Rick Asnani was 
held on Thursday, October 1 . 

After a short business meet- 
ing Asnani asked vice-president 
Debbie Reese to say a few words. 

"It is hard to say good-bye 
when you have made so many 
friends," said Reese. Teary-eyed, 
she welcomed the new executive 
board and thanked everyone in- 
volved in making PBCC a better 
place, and also for their time and 

SGA Advisor Mitchell Kass 
said he was looking forward to 
working with the new board mem- 
bers. Referring to Asnani and 
Reese, Kass wished them suc- 
cess in their new endeavors, and 
remarked that he had made two 
good friends over the past year. 

President Anasni, before in- 
troducing the new board, 
thanked everyone for their sup- 

port, time and kindness. He knows 
that without the joint efforts of the 
students, he would not have ac- 
complished as much as he did. 
Asnani thanked Reese especially 
for her support. He stated that she 
was extremely helpful and could 
not have accomplished a lot of it 
without her. 

Asnani said, "I have made some 
great friends over this year. I have 
enjoyed being your president and 
I look forward to watching you all 
go forward in your endeavors." 

Next Asnani introduced the 
new executive board for the 1992/ 
93 school year, and officially turned 
over the gavel to new president 
Brian Kinney. 

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school until the end of December. 
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their future. 

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So you scrape 
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an apartment 
friend or two. 
just entered the 
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You are con- 
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be one big endless party. Take it 
from a former bachelor who has 
moved back to his parents' house 
(shoot me, please!); living on your 
own is no cakewalk. As a matter of 
fact, I never once walked on a 
single cake while I had my own 

This column is dedicated to 

in college, 
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You have 

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(Handy Bachelor Tip #1: This pa- 
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MEALS: This is an especially im- 
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the typical bachelor is as out of 
place in a kitchen as a headbanger 
is at a Barry Manilow concert. The 
best advice I can give you is to stay 
out of the kitchen completely. 
Learn to survive on Taco Bell or 
Little Debbie snack cakes. If, how- 
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purchase a fire extinguisher at 
any local K-Mart. I think you know 
where I am going with this, so let's 
move on. 

HOUSECLEANING: Uh-huh, right. 
Let's move on. 

FINANCES: Let's face it. Being a 
bachelor means learning to live at 
the abject poverty level. Typical 
bachelor phrase at work: "Would 

PBCC Nursing Program Is Rigorous! 

News Editor 

One of the most intense 
programs at PBCC is housed right 
here on Central Campus in the 
Allied Health building. 

The building is home for stu- 
dents enrolled in the Nursing Pro- 
gram. The program is under the 
direction of Selma Verse, Nursing 
Education Coordinator. Verse be- 
gan her position on July 1 and re- 
placed former Director Betty Mor- 
gan, who had the 
position for the 
previous 30 

Verse brings 
with her a Mas- 
ters Degree in 
Nursing Educa- 
tion and 25 years 
experience in the 
field. She is en- 
ergetic and veiy 
focused on what 
she wants to 
achieve with the 

One of her 
goals is to have 
the program ac- 
credited with the 
National League 
for Nursing. This will take approxi- 
mately five years to accomplish. The 
teaching staff has begun to take the 
steps that they need to help acceler- 
ate the accreditation. 

According to the League, one 
criterion is that the teaching staff 
must hold a Masters Degree in their 
particular field of nursing. The teach- 
ers have all gone back to school to 
achieve this goal and will have this 
accomplished by December 1993. 

The accreditation is important 
to the student nurses because ii 
they choose to continue their edu- 
cation in nursing, they run the risk 
of being rejected at a four year col- 
lege. The four year universities pre- 
fer a student from an accredited 
program over one who has gone 
through a non-accredited program. 
Verse is working to change all of this 
in the very near future. 

The nursing progam currency 
has 520 students. Approximately 
130 go through the program each 
semester. Before a student is ac- 
<w<«h ir,in ihe nroffiram, they iirst 

and Physiology , Ratio and Propor- 
tion, and Chemistry. 

After completing these classes 
they then enter the nursing pro- 
gram. The students then begin their 
training, part of which is done here 
at PBCC in the Allied Health build- 
ing on the first floor. The rooms are 
set up just like they are in an actual 
hospital. They learn the ropes before 
going on to area hospitals where 
they serve an internship. 

They put in 12 to 16 hours a 
week in the hos- 
pital while con- 
tinuing their 
class work. After 
two years of 
strenuous work, 
the student 
graduates as an 
R.N. with a A.S. 
degree in Nurs- 

Verse ex- 
plained why the 
medical field, 
nursing in par- 
ticular, was 
growing so fast, 
people are going 
into the field as a 
second career." 
She also pointed out that there are 
more men going into the field as 
well, and believes this is due our 
troubled economy. 

When questioned about a Na- 
tional Health Care program, Verse 
said that a large health care lobby in 
Washington is trying to achieve im- 
provements in health care. 

One of which is a Nursing Cen- 
ter, Florida has two at present. These 
centers are run strictly by nurses, 
and their purpose is to see a patient 
that only needs a routine checkup. 
In particular, school physicals, gen- 
eral checkups and omerminormedi- 
cal problems would be handled by a 
nurse. This would free the Doctor for 
serious injures and illnesses where 
he is really needed. 

Verse pointed out that nursing 
has advanced significantly from the 
days of merely cleaning bed pans. 

If you are interested in finding 
out more about the Nursing Pro- 
gram, talk to your counselor or stop 
by the Allied Health building first 
floor. Someone will be happy to see 

you like some fries with that?" You 
must learn to spend your money 
only on the necessities: food, rent, 
clothing, lottery tickets, Sports Il- 
lustrated swimsuit editions, etc. 
Also, it would be a good idea to 
keep your mounting collection of 
I.O.U.'s and pawn tickets in a safe 

"dollar movies" will become an im- 
portant part of your bachelor vo- 
cabulary. They are a cheap way to 
get out of the house for the evening 
(cheap being the ONLY way a bach- 
elor can get out of the house for the 
evening). If you are dating a girl, 
don't tell her that you are taking 
her to the dollar theater. This is a 
loser move. You may as well have 
"I'm a Total Dweeb" tatooed on 
your forehead. Instead, try to 
slickly "end up" there. This will 
save face and money. 

You can also entertain your- 
self at home. Since you will never 
use your microwave for its intended 
purpose, it can be used for fun. Set 
it on high and place a large metal 
object in it. You have now created 
a nifty do-it-yourself laser light 
show in the comfort of your own 

(Handy Bachelor Tip #2: Keep the 
afforementioned fire extinguisher 
nearby during all 1 aser light shows . 
Also, charge admission to your 

PETS: MISTAKE!! I don't recom- 
mend having a pet. You're going to 
have enough trouble feeding your- 
self let alone a dog or cat. If, how- 
ever, you need companionship 
because talking to your roommate 
makes you want to open a vein, 
there is an answer: get a snake. It 
is the perfect bachelor pet. It is a 
low maintainence kind of animal. 
You only have to feed it every couple 
of weeks, and you can find food for 
it in the neighbor's yard, providing 
that the neighbor owns a poodle, 
Chihuaua, or any other breed of 
small, annoying pseudo rat on ste- 

If tou follow these guidelines 
that I have presented to you, I have 
no doubt that you will fail miser- 
ably and move home. So until next 
time, remember that living at home 
isn't so bad. You can be just as 
free to do what you want as you 
could on your own. And also re- 
member never to believe a thing 
that I tell you and you'll be just 

PBCC Art Museum Offers Eclectic Exibition 

Staff Reporter 

There's no better deal in town 
than four shows in one at the Palm 
Beach Community College's Mu- 
seum of Art. 

The PBCC Museum at 601 Lake 
Avenue, downtown Lake Worth, 
opened September 18 with four 
shows in one. 

According to Museum Curator 
Kip Eagen, each show is totally 
unique and highlights different as- 
pects of limited edition prints and 
sculpture multiples, such as local 

prints a long horizontal image of the 
scene and it appears like seven dogs. 
Fay Ray is the mother of Battina, 
and was the only puppy Wegman 

Early 20th century art, shows 
an overview of turn of the century 
poster's. The posters were used to 
announce every kind of product, 
entertainment, determination, and 
idea. These classic posters combine 
interesting aspects of fine art, col- 
lected for their rarity, importance, 
and appeal. 

Upstairs in the video room you 

PBCC Art Museum 

collection art, and early 20th cen- 
tury art. 

The opening of the new show 
was a tremendous success; mem- 
bers of the museum and visitors 
from the community were impressed 
by the talent and diversity of the 

The first exhibition features 
paintings which highlight the depth 
and diversity of local, private, and 
corporate collections throughout 
Palm Beach County. 

Next, in the corridor display 
cases, are the works of Tom 
Otterness, a New York sculptor who 
uses human-like figures, each piece 
states a unique theme. His work is 
elegant and imaginative. 

Along with the new projects, the 
gallery features new photolitho- 
graphs by William Wegman. These 
new works denote a departure from 
large scale Polaroids through the 
artist's manipulation of the image 
during the print making process. 

For instance, Wegman features 
his latest print, Sisters, with his two 
dogs Fay Ray and Battina. In this 
photograph, there were only two 
does in the picture, but Wegman 

Photo by Kristina Jackson 

can see movies of famous artists, 
animation architecture, and con- 
temporary art. Each video provides 
information about each show featured 
at the PBCC museum. This is for your 
entertainment and gives a full view of 
how the individual artist's accomplish 
their works. 

The gallery also focuses on con- 
temporary artists, emerging artists, 
and mid-career artists. Anyone who 
enjoys art should see the great styles 
and historic contexts of this educating 

The museum is open Tuesday 
through Friday, 10am-5pm, and Sat- 
urday and Sunday 2— 5pm. It is closed 
on Mondays and holidays. Group 
tours are by appointment, please call 

Eagen said he would like to see 
more students fromPBCC come in and 
look around. He is also in need of 
volunteers to help with the exhibi- 
tions, and day to day operations. If you 
are interested please call 582-0006. A 
donation of $2.00 per person is sug- 
gested. The museum offers member- 
ships which will allow you to take 
advantage of special events and lec- 

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The New Order 

"A-1" a Tasty Change of Pace 

Restaurant Review 

Entertainment Editor 

This month my video alert spot- 
light finds its' mark on the sequel to 
an early 80's David Cronenberg { 
"The Fly", "Dead Ringers") film that 
rapidly achieved cult status due to a 
graphic and unsettlingly realistic 
depiction of a man's head exploding 
in a crowded room that is shown 
very early in the movie. 

I am, as many of you have no 
doubt ascertained by this point, re- 
ferring to the sci-fi/horror film "Scan- 
ners", which was about a sub-race 
of human beings who possessed the 
abitlity to control other people with 
their minds or, rather, ( as the char- 
acters in the film referred to it ) 
"scan" them. 

The sequel "Scanners 2: The 
New Order" was released to theatres 
late last year for a very brief, finan- 
cially lacking run before being 
yanked out of the movie houses and 
placed on video shelves earlier this 

This film stars young unknown 
Daniel Hewlitt as David Vale - son of 
Cameron Vale , the hero from the 
first film - a hospital intern who 
happens to be a powerful scanner. 
Throughout the course of the film, 
David meets his girlfriend, discov- 
ers his powers, is exploited by the 
local polic, and fights a villainous 
scanner to the death. 

Why - you might be asking your- 
self - am I being so brief? Because 
there isn't that much to discuss in 
detail. While Hewlitt is an engaing 
hero and the graphic scenes of "scan- 
ning" (particularly one beautifully 
reaklized sequence that unfolds 
during a holdup) are effective, the 

attempts at drama on the part of 
directer Christian Duguay are little 
more than a series of trite cliches 
that seem to be marched out for 
every thriller that wants to be "more 
than a horror movie". Not for a 
minute did I care about the plight of 
the drug-addicted scanners that 
the evil law officials were keeping 
alive, nor did I care if david's sister 
found her long-lost love, there's 
also a moronic subplot - really 
moronic - about the villains' at- 
tempts to overthrow the mayor by 
using David as their weapon. This 
is the film's only connection wilh 
the title - "the new order". But the 
filmmakers choose not to explain 
what that new order will be. 

So, an engaging lead and great 
splatter effects (there are two cra- 
nial explosions in this film that 
manage to top the one seen in the 
original) lace a plot that first teeters 
on, then plummets over, the edge of 
incoherency. This one is only worth 
it for the great splatter scenes, which 
turn out to be too far and in be- 

"SCANNERS II" : The video cover 
shows a man's faced bathed in an 
eerie blue light, with a spot of red 
illuminating one eye. The title is 
written across thge bottom. A word 
of warning, though. Depending on 
where you rent this film, you will no 
doubt notice "Scanners III: The 
Takeover" on the shelf next to it. If 
this formula didn't work the second 

time, how can it 

possibly entertain 
the third time 
around, in a direct- 
to-video release by 
the same director? 

Entertainment Writer 

Are you looking for somewhere 
to eat that's inexpensive and also differ- 
ent? Are you sick of Chinese food? Well, 
A-1 Thai Restaurant will definitely sat- 
isfy any hungry souls in search of qual- 
ity food at a decent price. 

If you've never tried Thai food before 
then you're in for a delight. Thai food is 
somewhat similar to Chinese food but it 
does have it's differences. For one tiling, 
the food is not as greasy as Chinese 
food. Thai cuisine is much healthier, 
with a greater emphasis on vegetables 
and savory sauces. Secondly, Thai food 
is ten times more delicious than Chi- 
nese food. 

A-1 Thai offers an excellent selec- 
tion of appetizers including a very large 
selection of soups (Wonton soup $1.95, 
Shrimp Hot & Sour soup $2.50, etc.). 

My recommendation for an appe- 
tizer is their scrumptious Mee Krob, 
which is a mixture of a large plate of 
crispy noodles with pieces of chicken, 
shrimp, and scallions, Even though 
this is only an appetizer, it can easily be 
enough to fill you up for tire entire meal 
at a reasonable $4.95. 

A-1 Thai also offers a Sate ($5.95) 
with your choice of beef, chicken, or 
pork. The sate is presented on your 
table with a very small grill which you 
can cook your meat on. 

The method oi cooking is unique, 
and Ihe resulting aroma is pleasing. 
Other appetizers are the A- 1 spring rolls 
($4.95), which are very tasty, but not 

reasonably priced when compared to 
the large helping of Mee Krob for the 
same price. Lastly, shrimp lovers can 
try the shrimp toast ($3.95), which is 
actually quite delicious. 

The selection of entree's is just as 
astounding. A-l's specialties include 
the shrimp, squid and scallops with 
basil ($9.95), beef oyster sauce ($7.50), 
shrimp with lobster sauce ($9.25), and 
sizzling chicken ($9.95). The latter 
comes with red and green peppers to 
make up a delightful meal. 

The menu has a whole list of en- 
trees which include the followinghead- 
ings: noodles, stir-fried, pork, chicken, 
shrimp, squid, fish, and frog legs. The 
shrimp pa-naeng curry in a peanut 
sauce is highly recommended. All en- 
trees come with an interesting salad 
which contains, among other things, 
potato chips! 

The restaurant offers a wide vari- 
ety of beers and wines. Also, on the list 
are beers from Thailand, Japan, and 
China. Sake and Plum Wine is also 
available. Water is served through the 
entire meal at a fast a furious pace, 
which is quite necessary as some meals 
are quite spicy. 

Overall, the restaurant is superb 
with delicious meals and good service. 
It's the perfect place to go and try 
something different when you're sick 
of "the same old stuff." 

A-1 Thai Restaurant is located 
just south of Forest Hill Boulevard on 
North Military Trail in the Trail South 
Plaza. . What a taste treat! 

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Tempers Detract From Concrete Blonde's Performance 

Staff Reporter 

To promote their fourth release, "Walkin^ .n London", Concrete Blonde Performed 
at F.A.U. m Boca Raton on September 24. 

Taking stage with all the fury and anger of a woman possessed, vocalist/ 
songwriter Johnette Napolitano led the trio through such band classics as "Dance 
Along the Edge", "Run Run Run", and newer hits "Someday?" and "Walking in 

Musically, Napolitano has no equal. Her voice and poetic strength in song writing 
has insured the band's success and received great critical acclaim. However, what 
would have been one of the most exciting, energetic live performances of the year was 
tainted unnecessarily by Napolitano's attitude. 

During their hit ballad "Joey," the crowd began to churn, annoying her. 

"It's obvious you people don't know what you're doing, so we'll help you!" she said, 
and resumed the song triple time, stripping it of all emotion. 

Her hostility was also focused on individuals. A young fan in the front row shouted 
a song title as Napolitano was speaking, warranting one of the harshest tongue- 
lashings ever witnessed at a concert. 

Later, during their popular cover of Leonard Cohen's ballad "Everybody Knows," 
which appeared on the soundtrack to "Pump Up The Volume," a drunk onlooker 
cheered. Napolitano threw down her microphone, hurling obscenities, and left the 
stage. Though she returned moments later, the mood of the piece had been ruined. 
Seeming to put her hostility behind her, she joked with guitarist Jim Mankey and 
drummer Harry Rushakoff. After an extremely entertaining version of their 1986 hit 
"Still in Hollywood" blended with "Roses Grow" and "It'll Chew You Up and Spit You 
Out" (Still In Hollywood's alternate lyrics, which appear as a bonus track on their 
debut CD), Napolitano thanked her fans, particularly the fans who had been with 
them from the beginning. This appreciation for her audience's support seemed 
contradictory to the image she portrayed throughout the majority of the evening. 

Pat Badger gives impromtu lesson to Josh Mullmex 

Photo by Matt Swig 












Photo by Molly Grabill 
Johnette Napolitano tears through an agressive set at FAU 

Extreme Creates Three Sides 

Staff Reporter 

Tucked away in a secluded alcove in Fort Lauderdale sits the small but 
reputable New River Recording Studio. Among the artists who have recently 
recorded here are Danger Danger, Skid Row, and Boston-based quartet 

Having risen to success with their acoustic rock hit "Hole Hearted" and 
number one smash "More Than Words," Extreme has followed up with a 
more powerful and diverse effort, Three Sides to Every Story." 

This is more than just a rock album, it is a musical journey. As the title 
implies, there are three parts to the album, the first being a hard-rock, funk 
style which spawned the single "Rest in Peace." Following this is a medley 
of ballads which leads up to a third and final stage - a three part epic that 
runs in excess of 20 minutes. This consists of three different songs that blend 
together as one big classical, operatic, hard rock, funk piece that blows your 
mind. • •■ ■ *•*■ > *•• . , ,i i , 

To accomplish this, the band enlisted the help of the London Symphony 
Orchestra, which added a superb twist to their already original sound. 

Guitarist extraordinaire Nuno Bettencourt, who not only plays several 
instruments and provides backing vocals, but also produced the album, was 
once again joined by bassist Pat Badger, drummer Paul Garey, and frontman 
Gary Cherone keeping the original line-up intact. 

'This has helped in progressing from album to album." said Bettencourt. 

Extreme's strong suit seems to be their catchy rhythms, strong vocals, 
and willingness to break new ground musically. 

Due to this diversity, the band seems to gather quite a following outside 
the studio, many of whom return daily during the few months of recording. 
The band was more than delighted to spend time signing autographs and 
getting to know the people who support them. 

Whether it's hanging out with their fans or creating a musical master- 
piece, these four musicians are doing something that is definitely worth 
looking into. 

PBCC, South Campus in Boca-Raton 

Presents the Southside Players' in 
"Murder By Natural Causes" 

" Murder by Natural Causes " by Tim Kelly has been adapted from the 
murder mystery by Richard Levinson and William Link. It is a stylish and 
witty suspense-thriller. 

Arthur Sinclair is a successful world-famous mentalist in the tradition 
of Dunninger. His beautiful wife Allison plots his murder for the most 
common motive of all: greed. She enlists the aid of a struggling young actor. 

Her foolproof murder plan cannot possibly misfire as it's too skillfully 
inventive - or is it? After all, Arthur ( as everyone knows ) has psychic gifts. 
But does he? Once the killing scheme is set in motion, the plot begins to twist 
and turn. Nothing is as it seems. Is mind-reading possible? Can the future 
be foretold? 

Just when the audience figures out what will happen next, there is an 
unexpected shock to complicate matters in an amusing and scary fashion. 

The mystery builds to an exciting climax when Arthur's gifts not only 
save his life, but they create a new puzzle that will keep the audience on the 
edge of their seats! 

WHEN: All performances are at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: 
Thursday, November 12 Sunday, November 15 

Friday, November 13 Friday, November 20 
Saturday, November 14 Saturday, November 21 

WHERE: Room 102/105 - downstairs in building A 
on the south campus of Palm Beach Community College 

COST: $3.00 per ticket; for further information, 
please call (407) 367-4516 

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The General 

Staff Reporter 

Get ready for another exciting season of PBCC 
men's basketball. There are some players return- 
ing from last years team [2 5-4) that fell short of the 
state title. When thinking of some of the returning 
players one name stands out, Durrani "The Gen- 
eral" Williams. He will be relied upon to lead the 
attack this year. 

Last year's season started off slow for Wil- 
liams, not seeing much playing time in the begin- 
ning, but a lot of hard work and dedication 
allowed Durrant to become a part-time starter 
midway through the season. 

Toward the end of the season Durrant was a 
starter who made a significant contribution to the 
PBCC Panthers. Last season Durrant averaged a 
little less than nine points per game, he also 
averaged nine assists and three steals per game. 

This year Durrant is being looked to as one of 

Durrant Williams 

Photo by Mike Mitseff 

the players to lead the high powered Panthers to 
another great season. Talking with Durrant about 
the Southern Conference he said, "The team has 
a good chance in the conference, it is just a matter 
of the team picking up the plays and playing 

Durrant also said that Miami-Dade North and 
Broward will be the toughest opponents the 
Panthers will go up against this year, "I have 
played with the young men in the Fort Lauderdale 
area where I am from and they go to Miami Dade 
North (MDCC) or Broward, (BCC)" said Durrant. 

Durrant's number one goal is his education. 
His second goal is to make it to a division one 
school and to be an impact player. Durrant has a 
message to the team - "Keep working hard and no 
matter what happens always keep focused on 
your goals." 

Look for Durrant and the many other talented 
players on the team this upcoming season. 

Hurricanes Escape with Victory 

Sports Editor 

The way Miami wins against FSU 
is almost scary, but the bottom line 
is that they do win. 

The University of Miami defeated 
state rival Florida State University 
19-16. FSU kicker Dan Mowrey 
missed a tying 39 yard field goal 
wide right \vith eight seconds left in 
the game. It was Mowery's third 
miss of the day. 

Head coach Bobby Bowden's 
Seminoles' record against Miami is 
5-12; Miami has won seven of the 
last eight games played. The out- 
come was eventually decided by 
special teams and the Miami de- 
fense. Special teams accounted for 
21 of the 35 points scored. 

In the first quarter FSU jumped 
out to an early 7-0 lead when 
Tamarick Vanover returned the 
opening kickoff94yards. Miami then 
drove down to the FSU 27 yard line 
where Miami kicker Dane Prewitt 
attempted a 44 yard field goal, but 
Tommy Herny of FSU came through 
and blocked it. FSU drove to the 
Miami 32 yard line. Mowrey then 
attempted a 39 yard field goal but it 
was blocked by Paul White. The first 

quarter ended with FSU holding a 7- 

Miami came back in the second 
quarter when Prewitt kicked a 29 
yard field goal for Miami's first score 
of the game. 

On the next series the Miami 
defense, which did an incredible job 
all afternoon, held FSU to three plays 
and forced them to punt. FSU punter 
John Wimberly appeared to slip 
causing the punt to travel only 18 
yards. FSU got the ball back and 
drove to the Miami 31 yard line, 
where Mowrey missed wide left on a 
38 yard field goal. 

Miami quarterback Gino 
Torretta then took the team down 
the field connecting with Coleman 
Bell on a 29 yard strike to take the 
lead 10-7. Miami got the ball back 
and FSU forced them to punt. The 
Seminoles' Corey Sawyer returned 
the punt 50 yards to help setup the 
tying field goal. Mowrey connected 
on the 22 yard field goal just before 
halftime. Halftirne score was FSU 10 
Miami 10. 

The third quarter saw both Mi- 
ami and FSU attempt field goals. 
With Miami on the FSU five, Prewitt 
missed wide right on a 22 yarder. 

FSU took the ball all way to the 
Miami 21 yard line where Mowrey 
connected on the 28 yard field goal 
to give FSU the lead. The quarter 
ended with FSU holding a 13-10 

The fourth quarter began the 
same way the third ended. FSU in- 
creased its lead when Mowrey con- 
nected from 41 yards out. After FSU 
took the six point lead Miami's 
Torretta came alive. 

Torretta, who with the help of 
Lamar Thomas and Bell, drove Mi- 
ami down the field. With the ball 
resting on the 33 yard line Torretta 
hit Thomas to tie the score at 16. 
Prewitt came on to make the extra 
point to give Miami the lead for good . 

The final score came on one of 
the strangest plays of the game. 
Miami punted and Corey Sawyer 
fielded it. Sawyer stepped into the 
end zone and then apparently real- 
ized he needed to run the ball out. 
The Miami special teams were clos- 
ing in, so Sawyer threw the ball to 
one of his team-mates who fumbled 
it. Miami then fell on it in the end 

Most of the 77,000 fans at the 
Orange Bowl and myself thought it 

PBCC Cultural Arts Calendar for November 

was a touchdown, but the officials 
ruled it a safety much to dismay of 
the fans. The referee ruled Sawyer 
made an illegal forward lateral, and 
since the penalty took place in the 
end zone, Miami was awarded the 
safety. For those of you who are 
confused, the rules state that if a 
penalty takes place in the end zone 
a safety is awarded. Mowrey missed 
the field goal to end the game. 

Mami quarterback Torretta was 
20 of 43 for 252 yards and two touch- 
down passes. Running back Stephen 
McGuire, starting his first game since 
knee surgery, rushed for 25 yards to 
lead Miami. Thomas lead the receivers 
with 104 yards and one touchdown. 
FSU Quarterback Charlie Ward was 
20 of 40 for 261 yards and two inter- 

On defense for Miami, former For- 
est Hill High School standout Kevin 
Patrickplayed like aman on amission. 
Patrick, who took over for AU-Ameri- 
can Rusty Medearis when Medearis 
was injured in the previous game, had 
three sacks and made Ward's life a 
living nightmare. 

Linebacker Michael Barrow lev- 
eled anyone who came in his area, and 
finished the game with eight tackles. 

November 6-8, 13-15...Play...HotLBal- 
timore will be presented by the PBCC 
Theatre Department at the Duncan 
Theatre. Performanceswfllbeat8:14pm 
on Fridays & Saturdays. Sunday, No- 
vember 8 performances will be held at 2 
p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Novem- 
ber 1 5, there willbe a2:00p.m. matinee. 
Ticketsare$12,$10, and $7. For further 
information, call the box office at 439- 
8141. The Watson B. Duncan EI The- 
atre is located on PBCC's central cam- 
pus. 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake 

November 6-January 3... Art 
£xhibit...Things that Go Bump in the 

Night, a large scale mechanical sculp- 
ture exhibit will be on display at PBCC's 
Museum of Art. The exhibit will be open 
from 10am to 5pm, Tuesday through 
Friday; 2pm to 5pm, weekends. A $2 
donationis suggested. For further infor- 
mation, call 582-0006. The Museum of 
Art is located at 60 1 Lake Avenue, Lake 

November 9-December 11... Photo 
Workshop. . APalmBeachPhotographic 
Workshop exhibit will be held in the 
PBCC Central Campus Humanities 
Building Gallery. Admission is free. For 
gallery hours, call the Fine Arts Division 
at 439-8142. PBCC's Central Campus 

is located at 4200 Congress Avenue, 
Lake Worth. 

November 13-15, 20-22...Play...ItIsSo 
(If You Think So) will be presented by 
Theatre Group in conjunction with the 
Gardens. Show time starts at 8pm on 
nees at 2:30pm. Performances will be 
held at the Palm Beach Gardens Com- 
munity Center on Bums Road just east 
of Military Trail. Tickets are $6 in ad- 
vance or $7 at the door. For farther 
information, call 625-2503. 
November 14...Chorus...TheRoyalPalm 
Chorus will perform at the Dolly Hand 
Cultural Arts Center. The performance 

begins at 8pm. Tickets are $9. For 
further information, call the boxoffice at 
(407) 992-6160. The CulturalArts Cen- 
ter is located on PBCC's Glades Cam- 
pus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade. 
on Broadway will be presented at the 
Duncan Theatre. Show times begin at 
8pm on Friday and Saturday, with a 
Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets are 
$10 and $7. For further information 
call the box office at 439-8141. 
November 24... Concert... PBCC's Jazz 
Band will present a free concert at the 
Duncan Theatre. The performance will 
begin at 8pm. 

For further information, call the 
Theatre box office at 439-8 141, 













AT 655-4611. 


The PBCC Foundation is offering an elegant dinner for two, at a yet to be announced 
Palm Beach County restaurant, to the person who submits the winning name for the new 
student housing complex. The Foundation reserves the right to reject all submitted 
entries, if said entries do not meet with PBCC approval. 

Each two story unit will contain a four bedroom fully furnished apartment includina 
washer, dryer, microwave oven, etc.; four students, will each pay $260.00 per month rent 
plus utilities-The housing complex will provide 160 units. Completion date is August, '93 

Send all entries to the attention of Abby Begel- 

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Anthony Whitfield - A Rising Star 

Staff Reporter 

One of the shining stars on this year's PBCC 
men's basketball team is Anthony Whitfield. 

Whitfield, who is 26 years old and in his 
freshman season, was named to the all confer- 
ence team. 

Whitfield played basketball at Pahokee High 
School. In the ninth grade his team won the AA 
State Title and Whitfield won Most Valuable 
Player on the junior varsity team. In the tenth 
grade he was a starter and rookie of the year for 
the varsity team. That team lost in the sectional. 
His next year, the eleventh grade, he was named 
the most outstanding player on offense. Whitfield 
did not play his senior year for personal reasons. 

He graduated and went to Baltimore, Mary- 
land in 1986. Nothing happened in Baltimore so 
Whitfield came back to Pahokee and played with 
an AAU team called the Dogs. He then played for 
P-FUNK which stands for Providing For Under 


Anthony Whitfield 

Dolphins Have Buffalo for Lunch 

Sports Editor 

The Buffalo Bills were delivered a 
rude wake up call on Sunday, October 
4, when the Miami Dolphins' routed 
them 37-10 on their home field at 
Orchard Park, New York. 

The Dolphins' defense turned in 
one of its best performances in years. 
Safety Louis Oliver had 170 yards on 
three interceptions. One of which was 
returned 103 yards for a touchdown. 

Linebackers David Griggs and 
Bryan Cox combined for three sacks, 
while the defense held the bills to 63 
yards rushing. Buffalo committed five 
turnovers which the Dolphins con- 
verted into 24 points. 

In the first quarter the Bills scored 
first on Doug Christie's 40 yard field 
goal at the five minute mark. The field 
goal was setup by Clifford Hicks's 22 
yard punt return. Then Miami scored 
on Pete Stoyanovich's 30 yard field 
goal as time ran out, tying the score at 
three apiece. A Dan Marino to Keith 
Jackson pass setup the field goal. 

The second quarter saw Miami 
take a commanding 17-3 lead. The 
first touchdown came on a Marino 24 
yard pass play to Jackson. The touch- 
down was set up by an Oliver intercep- 
tion. The second touchdown was a five 
yard reception by Tony Paige. 

The Bills did manage to score with 
45 seconds left in the first half on a 16 
yard touchdown reception by Andre 
Reed. Bills quarterback, Jim Kelly cov- 
ered 60 of the 80 yards by passing to 

running back Thurman Thomas and 
Reed.The halftime scorewas Miami 17 
and Buffalo 10. 

The second half was dominated 
strictly by the Dolphins. The defense 
held Buffalo's high powered offense 
scoreless. The Miami offense scored 
almost at will. In the third quarter 
Miami scored on its first possession. 
Bobby Humphrey caught a nine yard 
pass from Marino. In the drive, Marino 
made a key 1 8 yard pass to Humphrey 
to keep the drive alive. 

The Oliver touchdown was next. 
That touchdown broke the Bills' spirit. 
The last score in the quarter came with 
54 seconds left on a Stoyanovich 43 
yard field goal. The score after three 
quarters of play was Miami 34 Buf- 
falo 10. 

In the forth quarter Miami scored 
one last time. The Miami defense re- 
covered a Thomas fumble on the Bills 
39 yard line. Then Thomas was called 
for an unsportsmanlike conduct pen- 
alty which put the ball at the Bills 24 
yard line. That setup a Stoyanovich 24 
yard field goal to conclude the scoring. 

The Miami offense was lead by 
quarterback Dan Marino who was 21 
of 33 for 282 yards and three touch- 
downs. Running back Bobby 
Humphrey had a total of 94 yards to 
lead the team. The Bills offense out 
gained the Dolphins, but in the final 
analysis it was the Miami defense that 
came through. Miami could very well 
be 8- 1 or 9-0 when the teams meet in 
Miami on Monday November 16. 


Demonstrators wanted 
No selling 

Set your own hours 
Earn big commissions 
Call Barry -686-1440 

PBCC Golf Classic 

Sports Editor 

Look for sports pros Pete Rose 
and Jack Nicklaus II to start doing 
television promotions for the PBCC 
Golf Classic at Ibis Golf & Country 

The Classic starts on Saturday, 
October 24, at 8:30 in the morning. 
The classic is sponsored by several 
businesses in our local area. Some 
of the businesses are Pepsi, Palm 
Beach National Bank & Trust Com- 
pany. Radio Stations Sunny 104.3 
FM and WEAT 850 AM are sponsors 
as are Channels 25 and 29. 

All proceeds from the Classic 
held at Ibis in Palm Beach Gardens 
benefit the PBCC Foundation. A 
continental breakfast will be served 
at 7-30 a m. , at which time registra- 
tion will begin. Registration is 

d> i r\n r\n C . i-^a /rfrppn <anfinSOrS and 

$50.00 for cart sponsors. The tour- 
nament is a four man scramble for- 
mat. There will be first, second and 
third place prizes in two flights . Con- 
tests include longest drive and clos- 
est to the pin. Aluncheon and awards 
ceremony will immediately follow 
the tournament. 

An auction will be held at Pete 
Rose's new restaurant on Glades 
Road. Some of the things being auc- 
tioned are vacations for two, free golf 
at leading country clubs and sports 
gifts. There are thousands of dollars 
in prizes and gifts. 

The golf committee members are 
Colin Wright, BarbaraNicklaus, wife 
of Jack Nicklaus II, Steve Covert, 
PhilArvidson, Buck Passmore, Paul 
Bremer, Ed Elliot, Spencer Lee, Don 
Rasnick, Hugo Unrah and Bob 
Fronio. Anyone interested should 
call 848-1000 Ext.- 1000. 

Photo bv Rob Gerard 

Privilege Negro Kids; Whitfield also worked at the 
Glades Correction Institution for about two years. 

Whitfield played in a Christmas tournament 
with P-FUNK where PBCC head basketball coach 
Scott Pospichal first encountered the rising star. 
Whitfield had been thinking about going to 
Daytona Beach Community College, but coach 
Pospichal persuaded him to come to PBCC and 
play for the Panthers. 

Whitfield explained that, "Moving out of the 
ghetto and coming to school are his biggest 
accomplishments . " 

He hopes to one day play for a professional 
team, but for now his education is the only reason 
he is here. > . 

He's the father of three beautiful children, 
Anthony Jr. who is six, Antoinette who is two, and 
Antwon who is one; Whitfield spends his free time 
with his girlfriend, Crystal Pugh. 

Whitfield has a message for his teammates, 
"Play hard and have a great year." 


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Photo by Mike Mitseff 
Miami Heat opened training camp at PBCC central campus for a week of 
work-outs before exibition season gets under way. 


The Advisory Board to the Chemical 

Dependency Training Program at PBCC 

recognizes the week of October 24 through 

November 1, 1992 as Red Ribbon Week and 

encourages the entire PBCC community to 

uphold the theme: 

"Neighbors Drug Free and Proud/ 7 

• live a drug free life 
* wear a red ribbon • join a march 


Margaret Lee Fox Ballard, RN, CD, CAP 

Robert Bozzone, MS, CAP, President 

Donna Christiansen, EdD 


Lewis Hoechbtetter, BLS, CAP 

HosieL Jones, MS 


Fr Christopher Kelly 

Michael T. Miles, EdD 

. -. .ErikPidrman.CAAP 

Jeremiah Singleton, MA, C AC, CAP 

Mona Sutton, BLS, CADC, CAP 


Donna DiSesa, RN, MS 
Cheryl Scott, RN, MS 


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November 16, 1992 

Dr. Edward Eissey is elected Chairman of the Board of 
Governors at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 


"I am thoroughly honored to be elected to the 
chairmanship of St. Jude Children's Research 
Hospital Board of Governors," said Dr. Edward 
Eissey, presi- 
dent of Palm 
Beach Com- 
munity Col- 
lege. "This is 
my thirtieth 
year working 
for St. Jude'sin 
one capacity or 

Eissey is 
the former 
chairman of 
the board of the 
Lebanese Syr- 
ian Associated 
(ALSAC), the 
arm of St. Jude. 

< hairman of 
ALSAC, and 
Eassev friend, 
Paul Simon 
said, "I think 
that Ed will be 
great for the 
hospital; I have 
known him for 

s' I I A v 

Danny Thomas, founder 
Edward Eissey with a 25 

a long time, and know, as does every member of 
the board, that he will do a great job." 

St. Jude's is the world's sixth largest charity; 

its budget for this year is 105 million dollars, and 
its sole purpose is to provide medical care and 
cure for the children stricken with acute lympho- 
cytic leukemia (ALL), and other types of cancers, 
including AIDS, regardless of their families ability 

to pay. 

During a 
convention in 
D.C., October 
7-11, Eissey 
was - unani- 
m o u s 1 y 
elected to 
chair the 55 
member St. 
Jude hospital 
board of gov- 
ernors; of the 
55 members, 
47 were 

present for the 

"In 1962, 
my cousin, 
E 1 i a s 
Chalhub, a 
member ol the 
board ol go\- 
ernors at St. 
Jude's asked 
me to stage a 
march for leu- 
kemia," said 
Eissey. "I was 
principal of Howell Watkins Junior High School 
in Palm Beach Gardens at the time." 

Eissey organized the first state-wide 'Teenag- 

of St. Jude's, presents Dr. 
year faithful service award. 

ers March AgainstLeukemia"; the teenagers raised 
over $6000.00, the largest amount collected that 
year. After his initial fund-raising march for St. 
Jude's, Eissey's interest in the children's hospital 

"1 met Danny Thomas (founder of St. Jude's) 
afewyears later, and for the last 20-25 years, until 
his recent death, I was constantly with Thomas," 
reminisced Eissey. 

AIDS has recently captured the attention of 
the doctors at St. Jude. The number of children 
infected with the disease has steadily increased 
over the last fewyears. While havinggreat success 
sending children home to their families cured of 
cancer, the doctors were losing these same chil- 
dren to AIDS. In most cases the AIDS virus was 
passed to the children as a result of their mother's 
high risk behavior. In response, a new five story 
AIDS research center has just been completed at 
a cost of 125 million dollars, totally paid for by 
private donations. 

When St. Jude's hospital opened in the early 
1960s the cure rate for acute lymphocytic leuke- 
mia (ALL) was only live percent, but today, the 
survival rate is more than 70 percent. St. Jude's 
is recognized for having the world's finest re- 
searchers and physicians, and also is considered 
the world's outstanding children's research cen- 
ter for rancer, leukemia, and now AIDS. 

The length of Eissey's term as chairman of the 
board is one year, however, most chairmen serve 
two terms, subject to another vote the following 
year, in October 1993 

Eissey s responsibilities include traveling 
seven weekends out oi the jear. mostly to Mem- 
phis. Tennessee, (site of St. Judes). and to vari- 
ous lund-nusers throughout the n. it ion. 1 lis week- 
ends of traveling will be from Friday to Sunday. 

Eissey said that he doesn't belong to any civic 
organizations so that he can devote his time to his 
church (Trinity United Methodist), to his college 
(PBCC), and to St. Jude's. 

"I've felt that it is a call on my life to be 
involved with St Jude's hospital," concluded 

Voters send loud 
message: Change! 

(CPS) Twelve years of Republican 
control of the White House ended in 
one day as voters decided to risk 
change with a Democrat rather than 
stay the course with George Bush. 

President-elect Bill Clinton got 
across-the-board support from most 
groups of Americans such as the 
youth, Reagan Democrats, subur- 
banites and disaffected Republicans, 
reversing the trends. 

Young voters who were attracted 
to Ronald Reagan and George Bush 
in the 1980s this time turned to the 
Democratic Party in huge numbers. 

"It seems that the students were 
disturbed enough by what's going 
on. Stories spread about students 
who couldn't get that job or gradu- 
ate students who could not get a 
properposition," said Don Freeman, 
who teaches political science at the 
University of Evansville in Indiana. 
"They saw the drift and feared their 
future was in danger." 

A clear message was sent that 
economic and social reforms were in 
order, and that the status quo was 
not enough to begin to solve the 
many problems that the nation faces 
within its borders and throughout 
the world. 

But now what? 

"I don't envy Clinton's position 
at all. The problems the next presi- 
dent of the United States faces are a 
mess," said Dean Keith Simonton. a 

versify of California at Davis. "At 
least Clinton has some things going 
for him. He is willing to listen, and he 
is optimistic thatwe can make things 

Clinton, during the raucous and 
sometimes bitter campaign, made 
several sweeping promises that di- 
rectly affect college and university 
students. Those proposals include: 

I. A program for students to pay 
off college loans either through com- 
munity service or a payroll deduc- 
tion plan. The Student G.I. Bill and 
Domestic Peace Corps are plans the 
Clinton campaign has proposed to 
increase the availability of student 

Graham Whately, a spokesman 
with the College Democrats, said 
the proposed funding is about $7 
billion in guaranteed student loans. 
The current funding is approxi- 
mately $3 billion. "It's going to be a 
very serious issue." he said. 

II. A strong support for women's 
right to choose. The Democratic 
plank that was adopted at the New 
York convention favors abortion 
rights. Additionally, a gag rule on 
counseling patients about abortion 
likely will be rescinded. 

The Department of Health and 
Human Services adopted a rule re- 
stricting federally funded family 
planning clinics from counseling 
patients about abortion. A federal 
appeals court ruled November 3 that 
the rule could not be enforced, and 
the new administration is consider- 
ing doing away with it. 

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Piltdown Man by Nairn June Paik 

PBCC Museum of Art presents "Things That Go Bump In The Night," an 
exhibition of kinetic sculpture. The show begins November 14 and runs through 
January 3, 1993. The museum is open Tuesday through Fnday 10am to 5pm, 
Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. 

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Novemuer 16, 1992 


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News, what is it? 


Watching the nightly news last 
week, I counted a report of six rapes, 
seven murders, multiple burglaries, 
drug busts and several cases of sui- 
cide. My reaction? Pass the salt, 
after all, I was eating dinner. My 
point? What was once sensational- 
ism, news designed to shock us into 
watching, somewhat like the adrena- 
line rush from horror flicks, has 
become passe. 

Tabloid news designed for rat- 
ings has been with us since mass 
communications began, inching 
slowly but surely toward the realm 
of complete lunacy. I do not object to 
this format designed for ratings; I 
believe strongly in freedom of speech 
and the capitalistic spint. I do, how- 
ever, vehemently, object to the re- 
placement of essential news that is 
required for an educated society, 
with these Enquire(ish) tidings. 

I have felt strongly about this for 
some time, but now, with the elec- 
tions coming up my feelings are 
even stronger. The national news 
networks provide ample discussion 
of the presidential candidates. 

My biggest gripe is this: why 
can't the local news networks, and 
the local newspapers provide us with 
more pertinent information about 
our local candidates? I read the pa- 
pers almost daily, I watch the news 
often, but its a rare day indeed to 
find out specific information on 
what's going on in local politics. I 
don't think an endorsement by the 
paper constitutes information, its 
just an opinion! 

I don't want to vote for a candi- 
date based on paid political com- 
mercials, snippets of hearsay, or 
people standing on the highway 
holding signs. I don't have lots of 
extra time to devote to researching 

the candidates and the issues, nor 
does the average voter, but without 
information, democracy, as envi- 
sioned by the drafters of the consti- 
tution, is dead. 

I have several humble sugges- 
tions designed to get essential news 
to the voters. First, for the broadcast 
news stations, how about setting 
some time aside every day to sum- 
marize the important issues, those 
that affect large numbers of people, 
and to tell us what our elected offi- 
cials are doing to solve those issues. 
Once a week the broadcast stations 
could spend at least one-half-hour, 
of prime time, for in-depth discus- 
sions of one or two important is- 
sues, inviting local politicians in for 
these discussions. 

Secondly, the newspaper should 
have a weekly section designed to 
report on local politics. The Palm 
Beach Post gave us a TGIF and a 
Business Week, why not a weekly 
section devoted to the local week in 
government. I believe both the broad- 
cast stations and the print media 
could benefit financially from un- 
dertaking these ideas. I think they 
need a new angle, sensationalism 
has become passe. 

Voters don't trust politicians and 
would welcome the opportunity to 
make their elected trustees more 
accountable. The broadcast sta- 
tions would have more time to sell 
for commercials and the newspa- 
pers would have more space for 

In addition it is my strong belief 
that the media has an obligation to 
make available this essential news! 
If these ideas became reality, the 
voters would become better edu- 
cated and the politicians would be 
forced into some form of account- 
ability leading to better government 
and a better place to live here in 
Palm Beach County. 

The "Magic" of 

Sports Editor 

When I think of the NBA, I think 
of Earvin "Magic" Johnson. I was ten 
years old when I first saw him; his 
electrifying style captivated me. 
Johnson was the leader of the Lak- 
ers,' offense known as "showtime." 

Johnson was selected in the first 
round by the Los Angeles Lakers, 
and in his rookie season he led the 
Lakers to a world championship, 
while playing four different posi- 
tions. In his twelve year NBA career 

he won five world titles. 

Johnson annouced his retire- 
ment from basketball because he 
tested positive for the HIV Virus, the 
virus that causes AIDS. After his 
announcement I was in shock. 

Johnson represented the US in 
the Olympics, and after the Games 
Johnson announced that he would 
return to the Lakers for one more 
season. But on November 2, he again 
retired. Iwill always remeberthe "Magic" 
of showtime. The probability of other 
players catching AIDS from Johnson 
is unlikely, but certain players are 
under the impression that Johnson 
should not be playing. To those players 
I have one question; Why? 


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These are the jokes - 1 guess 

Entertainment Editor 

There was a time when I could expect the joke I was about to hear to 
actually be funny. Humor is an intrinsic element in my life, and as such it 
has come to be the focus of my greatest affections. Thus, bad jokes don't set 
very well with me. 

That's why, lately, I have been avoiding social gatherings where there are 
more than three females present. Inevitably, the tide of conversation will ebb 
slowly to the latest phase in inter-gender humor - "male bashing" jokes. 

Now, as I have noted, I am a die-hard fan of humor. If ajoke is truly funny, 
I will collect it into my ever-increasing mental repertoire. Moreover, I have 
absolutely no problems with my sex being the focus of a series of jokes - every 
other specific group in the known universe (and a few odd corners, I might 
add) has been in this spotlight, and it's due time that males experience the 
full impact of being laughed at. (Publicly, that is. Privately, we've been 
laughed at for years.) 

The problem is, with one exception, these jokes are not funny. That 
exception goes something like this: "What's the difference between a Savings 
& Loan and a man? The Savings and Loan will mature faster." (If I've 
slaughtered this joke, forgive me. But, hey, I'm a guy. What do you expect?) 

This is a good joke, but not a great one. In fact, not one male-bashingjoke 
is great, which is something that the women who tell them should hang their 
heads in shame about. This material is ripe for satire, and it shouldn't be 
wasted on such humorless drivel as "How many men does it take to change 
a light bulb? Two - one to change it and the other one to brag about it to his 
buddies." Har, har. (And guess what? I didn't misrepresent that joke at all.) 

So my point is this: 

There is a tremendous opportunity here for women everywhere to have 
some fun, and cause many minutes of hearty laughter. But it only works if 
you give people something to laugh about. 

That's all I have to say. I'd like to say more, but some friends of mine are 
coming over tonight, and I want brag about writing this article. 

After I change a light bulb, of course. 

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MADD visits PBCC during alcohol awarness week 

Staff Reporter 

As many of you know October 
19-23, was Alcohol Awareness Week 
at Palm Beach Community College. 
In honor of the event, the Student 
The Stu- 
dent Gov- 
tion, Phi 
T h e t a 
D riving 
on cam- 
p u s 
out the 

Photo by Mike Mitseff 

Ashlee Finster participates in mock 

arrest by Trooper Bob Weber during 

Alcohol Awareness Week. 

and placed in Weber's police car. 
The mock arrest was very convinc- 
ing, and had many of the students 
wondering what was really going on. 
Afterward, the SGA sponsored a 
"Mocktail" party for students in the 

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served by 

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of these 
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ably no- 
ticed a car 
on cam- 
pus dur- 
ing the 
week that 
had been 
badly mangled in a drunk driving 
accident. Next to it were 58 white 
crosses, each one representing each 
of the 58 people killed in drunk 
driving accidents in Palm Beach 
County this year. 

According to MADD at least one 
■ 1 8-24 year old is killed every hour in 
a drunk dnving accident. To sym- 
bolize this a horn was blown every 
hour on campus during the week to 
remind students of the deadly con- 
sequences of drunk driving. 

Members of MADD would like to 
inform students that there are alter- 
natives to drunk driving, and that 
through education and common 
sense drunk driving accidents can 
be prevented. 

If you have any questions or 
would like to become involved in 
your local MADD chapter, please 
contact MADD founder and presi- 
dent Linda Berg at 795-9717. 

And please, don't become an- 
other statistic, don't drink and 

the events 
was a very 

special presentation by MADD in 
which members of their Victim Im- 
pact Panel shared their personal 
stories with the PBCC students in 
the Student Activities Center. 

A special thanks to the mem- 
bers of this panel; Lieutenant James 
Howell, Jane Rodgers, and Susan 
Hoskins for volunteering their time 
and knowledge to the cause. In ad- 
dition, pamphlets and other infor- 
mation on the subject were made 
available for those in attendance. 

On Wednesday, October 21, 
PBCC held their most successful 
blood drive in two years in honor of 
Alcohol Awareness Week. 

Also, some of you may have wit- 
nessed the mock arrest of PBCC 
student Ashlee Finster by State 
Trooper Bob Weber on Thursday. 

Finster, the "drunk driver" was 
pulled over in front of the Business 
Administration Patio by Weber, and 
she was asked to perform some rou- 
tine sobriety tests. After failing most 
of the tests, Finster was handcuffed 

The Student Resource Council of Palm Beach Community College 
wishes to extend a special thank you to all of these local businesses who 
helped make Alcohol Awareness week possible!! 

MURPHY'S TOWING W. Palm Bch. and Boynton Bch.; HOME DEPOT 
SUPPLY, Boynton Beach; ACE HARDWARE, Delray Beach; MAURICE'S 
WOODSHOP, Boca Raton; and RIZZO'S RESTAURANT, Boca Raton. 

Admiral Morris 
receives his degree 

News Editor 

On October 10, Palm Beach 
Community College Board of Trustee 
member, Admiral Thomas Morns, 
was inducted as an honoary mem- 
ber into Delta Omicron, the central 
campus chapter of PhiTheta Kappa. 

Admiral Morris has supported 
Delta Omicron at all of their activi- 
ties and has been a strong influence 
on the members. The Executive 
Board, along with Mr. Hamlin, the 
advisor, felt that this was long over- 
due. President of PTK, Kevin 
Harrelson said, "He has helped our 
organization so much with his sup- 
port and guidance, that we felt Ad- 
miral Morris should be a member." 

Congratulations and many 
thanks to Admiral Morris! 

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November 17 at 8 AM in Cafeteria. 


November 11, 26 and 27. 


Meetings November 18 2:45 PM SS 103. 


November 16 through the end of year. 


Meetings Monday at 3PM in the SAC lounge 
on November 9 and 23. 
Tuesday at 7PM in the SAC lounge on November 17 and 24. 
Student ID card applications are available in the SGA 
office in the SAC lounge. 


Food For Needy Families Drive will be collected for the month 
of November. If you have any names of needy families please 
contact the PTK office in BA 1 10. 


November 18 at Fair Lanes Palm Springs Plaza 4:30 PM. 


November 7, 19 at 3:30PM Register in Gym Room 104^ 

BSU: '" 

Meetings November 18 and 25 at 1PM SS 1 13. "" 


Meetings every other Sunday 6pm at 4749 Holly Lake Drivef LW."' 
Every other Tuesday, BA1 13, 1: 15pm. 
Every other Wednesday, BA1 13, 2:30pm. 
For more information stop by BA 103, or call Susan Thompson 
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Student democracy 
at work 

News Editor 

Through October 8-10 over 300 
students from colleges around the 
state of Florida convened in Fort 
Lauderdale to attend the Florida 
Junior College Student Government 
Association convention. This was 
the first of two state conventions 
held yearly, 

The convention held workshops 
on leadership, fellowship, and dis- 
cussed issues that will be brought 
before the state legislature in Talla- 
hassee. The concerns of the student's 
considered dunng the convention 
ranged from financial aid to helping 
disabled students. Issues put to- 
gether by student government lead- 
ers are taken to Tallahassee, and 
with the help of lobbying, are pre- 
sented to the legislators. 

FJCSGA is a strong organiza- 
tion that works together in Talla- 
hassee to generate the resources 
needed to aid the junior college 
student .This is a part of what your 
student government executive board 

New Medical Club Selects Officers 
A new club was formed last 
month on campus for the 
pre-med student. 
The club's hew officers are: 
Sandra Taylor, President and 
Founder; Sandra Gribkoff, Vice- 
President; Greg Doty, Secretary and 
Treasurer. The faculty advisor is 
James J. Horwitz from the Biology 
Department. If you would like more 
inforrhation regarding this club, 
please stop by Mr. Horwitz's office. 
The next meeting is November 4 
at 2:45pm in room SS103. 

engages in on the students behalf. 
Students need to voice their opin- 
ions about issues that concern them 
on a state level. 

As the cost of the credit hour 
continues to rise and as financial 
aid dollars become fewer, you need 
to become involved in what is going 
on in Tallahassee. Student govern- 
ment leaders need your input, and 
by showing your support for your 
SGA representives, you can send 
Tallahassee a message that student 
concerns must be taken into con- 

The convention concluded on 
Saturday, and our twelve SGA del- 
egates and alternates left with a new 
appreciation of how powerful stu- 
dents can be. They left the conven- 
tion with new found friends, and a 
growing desire to do the best for you. 

Show your support and con- 
cern. Attend an SGA meeting and let 
them know how you feel, and what 
you would like to see accomplished 
on a state level. 

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Financial aid for students is expanded; new law signed by President George Bush 

News Editor 

On July 23, 1992, President Bush signed 
Public Law #102-325. This law is an amendment 
to the Higher Education Act. 

Law #102-325 makes a post secondary edu- 
cation accessible to more students through ex- 
panded eligibility to grants, loans and federal aid. 
It expands the eligibility to the middle income 
family by: 1) excluding home and family equity in 
the determination of financial need; 2) other 
assets that are owned by a family will be assessed 
at a lower rate; 3) creating a new unsubsidized 
Stafford Loan program that will be open to stu- 
dents who have not qualified for the existing 
Stafford Loan or those students who are not 
eligible for the full Stafford Loan amount. 

The difference between a subsidized loan and 
an unsubsidized loan is that the student will be 
responsible for paying the interest rate on the 
unsubsidized loan while still attending school. 
The loan amount for both types is $2625.00 for 
the first year of school and $3500.00 for the 
second year of school. The interest rate for both is 
a variable rate that is set at 3.1% above a 9 1 Day 
U.S. treasury Bill not to exceed 9%. 

The new unsubsidized loan went into effect 
on October 1, 1992. 

The amendment increased the loan limits on 
Plus Loans, which is the parent loan for under- 
graduate students. The old limit was $4000.00 
and the new limit is set not to exceed the total cost 
of attendance. 

There is a new definition for independent 
students. In order for a student to claim him/ 
herself as an independent student, he/she needs 
to fall into one of the following categories: 1) 
student must be born before January 1, 1970; 2) 
be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces; 3) a orphan 
or a ward of the court; 4) have legal dependents 
other than a spouse; 5) be a degree seeking or 
professional student; 6) be married. 

If you do not fall into one of the above catego- 
ries then you are considered a dependent student 
and you will have to include your parents income 
on your financial aid application. 

The changes for Pell Grant according to the 
new amendment was a increase in the award 
amount. It was increased to $4500.00, but be- 
cause of the lack of appropriations by Congress, 
the Pell Award amount was only $2300.00 for the 
92-93 school year. The new law also provides 
eligibility for students enrolled in classes totaling 
less than six semester hours. The law also elimi- 
nated the five year use limitation for the Pell 
Grant. Now students can receive a Pell Grant until 

his/her B.A. degree is completed, this translates 
into a maximum of eight full-time semester hours . 

The law that president Bush signed has sim- 
plified the process for applying for financial aid. 
Although it is simpler, Mrs. Davis, who heads the 
Financial Aid office at Central Campus, urges all 
students who want to apply for financial aid to do 
so on a timely basis. 'The students need to realize 
that the whole process from beginning to end 
takes six to ten weeks," said Mrs. Davis. She also 
said that there will be more and more students 
competing for aid for the 93/94 school year. 

On January 4, 1993, the new financial aid 
package form will be available for students to fill 
out for the 93/94 school year. The registration for 
Fall of 1993 begins April 1993. 

Students will not be able to have their fee 
payments deferred unless the information is on file 
in the financial aid office. Because of the amount of 
time that it takes to process the paperwork, students 
need to begin the paperwork as soon as possible after 
January, 1 . The completed paperwork must be in tine 
office by the end of February to ensure financial aid 
for early pre-registration. 

Only the students who act quickly and get 
everything turned in on time will have a chance to 
receive financial aid. Those who wait risk not receiv- 
ing aid at all, or if they do receive it, waiting longer than 
they planned for it. 

PBCC cultural arts 
calendar for 


Exhibit When Angels Dare - An 

exhibition of art seen through the 
eyes of love and despair by Mark 
McKenna. Scheduled to coincide 
with World AIDS Week December 1 - 
6, this exhibit of mixed medium 
works will be on display at Palm 
Beach Community College's Central 
Campus Harold C. Manor Library in 
the first floor gallery. Admission is 
free. For further information and 
exhibition hours, call 439-8115. 

December 1... Concert.. .PBCC 
Symphony will perform at the 
Duncan Theatre beginning at 8 p.m. 
Admission is $5. For further infor- 
mation, call the Duncan Theatre 
box office at 439-8141. 

December 5...Gala...The PBCC 

Foundation will present a black-tie 
gala at the Flagler Museum in Palm 
Beach to benefit College scholar- 
ships. Tickets are $150 per person 
and include a gourmet meal and 
dancing. For further information, 
call 439-8072. 

December 5-6... Concert... The 
Living Christmas Tree, a musical 
celebration of the holiday season, 
will be performed at the Dolly Hand 
Cultural Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on 
December 5 and 3 p.m. on Decem- 
bers. Admission is free. For further 
information, call the Dolly Hand 
Cultural Arts Center at 407/992- 
6160. The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts 
Center is located on PBCC's Glades 
Campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle 

December 8... Concert... Over 
40'sBand will perform with the PBCC 
Pacesetters at the Duncan Theatre 
beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is 
$5. For furmer information, call the 
Duncan Theatre box office at 439- 


December 9. . . Concert. . . Kronos 
Quartet, a modern music en- 
semble, will perform at the Dun- 
can Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are 
$25, $20, and $15. For further 
information, call the Duncan The- 
atre box office at 439-8141. The 
Watson B. Duncan Theatre is lo- 
cated on PBCC's Central Campus, 
4200 Congress Avenue, Lake 

December 10. ..Concert. ..A 
PBCC Ensembles Concert, pre- 
sented by the PBCC Music De- 
partment, will be held at the 
Duncan Theatre at 7:30 p.m. 
Admission is free. For further 
information, call the Duncan 
Theatre box office at 439-8141. 

December 12. . .Concert. . ..Folk 
Singer Red Grammer will per- 
form at the Duncan Theatre at 1 1 
a.m. The performance is part of 
the Duncan Theatre's Weekend 

Specials for Children series. Ad- 
mission is $6. For further infor- 
mation, call the Duncan Theatre 
box office at 439-8141. 

December 15. . .Concert. . .Second 
Time Around Band, presented by 
PBCC's Institute of New Dimensions, 
will perform at the Duncan Theatre 
at 1 p.m. Admission is free. For 
further information, call the Dun- 
can Theatre box office at 439-8 14 1 . 

December 16... Concert... Amadeus 
Ensemble of Toronto will perform at 
the Duncan Theatre at 3 p.m. Admis- 
sion is $12. For further information, 
call the Duncan Theatre box office at 

The Watson B. Duncan Theatre 
is located on PBCC's Central Cam- 
pus, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake 

"Notes? What notes?!" 

PBCC Adjunct 

Student A: Can I borrow your American Lit notes? Your notes are always 
so clear! 

Student B: What's wrong with your notes? 

Student A: Notes? What notes? 

Sound familiar? Are you Student A or Student B? Whether you consider 
yourself a successful note-taker or not, you can improve the quality of your 
notes. The key to effective note-taking is organization; it is as important as 
the notes themselves. Illustrated below are two common methods of 
recording notes. 

The first method is the outline An outline consists of headings with 
numbers and letters, subheadings, details, and illustrations. Related infor- 
mation is "chunked" together in the outline, while placing the most 
important concepts first. You can easily identify major points and support- 
ing details. Organizing class notes in outline form can improve comprehen- 
sion and help you to retain lecture material. 

I. Before Lecture 

A. Complete all homework assignments. 

B. Prepare all required materials. 

C. Sit front and center. 

D. Prexiew notes from last lecture. 

E. Have questions ready. 

II. During Lecture 

A. Identify important material by observing instructor's gestures and 
listening for repetition and emphasis. 

B. Write down anything on the board or overhead projector. 

C. Write down any questions the instructor asks. 
(Mark with symbol such as "T ?"). 

D. Use your own "shorthand" system. 

1. Be concise. Use nouns and verbs. 

2. Abbreviate by eliminating vowels. (Ex: Abbreviate = abrvt) 

3. Construct a key of commonly used abbreviations. 

III. After Lecture 

A. Review notes within twenty-four hours! 

B. Get with a classmate or with the instructor concerning any missing 



(Three minutes) 


(Six minutes) 

(Six minutes) 

C. Summarize key points in your own words. 

D. Schedule regular reviews — two days later, one week later, one month 
later — until you are tested on the material. 

Another effective method of note-taking is the Cornell system. The 
Cornell system allows you to see major points at a glance. Divide your 
notebook paper in two by drawing a line about two inches in from the 
left margin. Then, take notes on the right side of the page. Reserve the 
left side for the instructor's questions and for key points. Lecture 
notes become an invaluable review tool when you use the Cornell 

You can test yourself on the information by looking at key words 
and questions in the left margin and reciting the answers. 

To improve retention of informa- 
tion, use a fifteen minute preview 
and review method. 

Before lecture, review notes from 
previous class, and complete read- 
ing assignments. 

Use Cornell system or outline for- 
mat to organize class notes. 

After lecture, create a brief outline. 
Write key points in left margin. 

Within 24 hours, review your notes. 
Review material two days later. 

Both the outline form and the Cornell system of note-taking are 
effective for organizing your notes. Use whichever method appeals to you 
or use a combination of methods. 

For instance, you can take class notes using the Cornell system, and 
when reviewing, you can rewrite your notes in outline form, also ' 
take the time to prepare for lectures; organize lecture notes; review your 
notes after class, and you will see an improvement in your grades. 





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Jack-of-all-trades playwright/actor, Jim 
Wilkeson longs for the big time 


At twenty-seven years of age, Jim Wilkeson's life is virtually filled with 
drama. It's part of being an award-winning student /playwright, and he has 
the talent to do it all. 

"I not only write plays, but I like to act in and direct them as well," said 
Wilkeson. "I'm sort of a jack of all trades as far as the theater is concerned." 

Wilkeson, who resides in Lake Worth, is majoring in drama at Palm 
Beach Community College. He hopes eventually to transfer to the Burt 
Reynold's Institute in Jupiter, or to transfer to the American Academy of 
Dramatic Arts in New York. 

Wilkeson has been interested in writing for as long as he can remember. 
"Even when I was a kid I would read the newspapers from front to back 
observing the different styles of people's writing," said Wilkeson. 

Combining his interests in sports as well as writing, Wilkeson began a 
career as a sports writer at the Palm Beach Post in 1987. He quit in 1989 
because the job was losing its allure. 

"I was tired of interviewing guys who were making over two million 
dollars a year complaining that they weren't making enough," said Wilkeson. 

Wilkeson then decided to try his luck at stand up comedy, and after a 
stint as the emcee at the Comedy Corner in West Palm Beach, he decided to 
return to school full-time. He said that he wasn't getting the appropriate 
appreciation and acknowledgement in the competetive field of comedy. 

"Right now I am basically doing volunteer work to further my experi- 
ence," said Wilkeson. "Hopefully, one day it will pay off." 

Since attending PBCC, Wilkeson has acted in a variety of plays. He 
played the Scarecrow in the "Wizard of Oz," for which he won "Best Overall 
for Children's Theater" in 1991. 

Since he likes to be at the center of things, Wilkeson decided to broaden 
his horizons and write a play. He named it "Foreign Affairs," which was about 
a man who woke up in bed the morning after his bachelor party with an 
unknown woman who didn't speak English. Amazingly, he wrote the play in 
only two days. 

Wilkeson based the play on a real life situation that happened to one of 
his friends about nine years ago. "In playwnting class they teach you to write 
about what you know," said Wilkeson. "That was about the craziest thing 
that has happened in my life, and I was lucky enough to remember the 
details. The play then grew from there." 

"Foreign Affairs" was originally rejected as one of the plays for the Drama 
Festival lastyear, but after revising and re-entering it, itwas produced as part 
of a Labor Day festival at the Duncan Theater in September: He was given 

Jim Wilkeson on stage at Duncan 
Theatre at PBCC central campus. 

92.7 WZZR: The kinder, 
gentler radio station -- NOT 

Feature Editor 

I moved back to the West Palm Beach area 
from Ft Meyers around Christmas. As I made the 
long drive across the state, I kept changing my 
radio dial back and forth. All I could seem to find 
was dance music, which I hate, and country 
music, which is used in some third-world coun- 
tries to torture political prisoners. 

I was getting really upset. Hadn't anyone 
heard of rock-n-roll? I don't mean that wimpy 
junk that is bound for the easy listening stations. 
I'm talking about the in-your-face, crunch-and- 
grind, bone crushing power that makes for great 

Fourtunately. I came across a new station 
located at 92.7 on the FM dial that understood 
what rock-n-roll was all about. Since that day, my 

Photo by Irene Barret 

Jim Wilkeson 

Photo by Rob Gerard 

the opportunity to direct his play and jumped at the chance. 

The show was a hit with the audience, "Afterwards, someone came up 
to me and gave me the ultimate compliment," said Wilkeson. 'They told me 
that my writing style was similiar to Neil Simon, who I idolize. I didn't even 
know how to handle that kind of a compliment." 

Another member of the audience pulled Wilkeson aside at the end of the 
show and told him that he had not laughed so hard in over fifteen years. 
"When I hear something like that it makes me want to sit down and write 
again," Wilkeson said. 

Although he hasn't been reviewed by any critics, Wilkeson seemed to 
have had a great response from his audience, whose ages range from young 
to old. "I think the audience is the best critic, and if that's the case then I am 
doing ok so far," explained Wilkeson. 

After having a great year in acting, writing, and directing, Wilkespn was 
presented with the PBCC theater Student of the Year award for the school 
year 1991-1992 

Wilkeson is in the process of writing a sequel to "Foreign Affairs," called 
"Miles Away From My Honeymoon." He plans on finishing it before the end 
of this year, and if approved, it will run in next year's drama festival, either 
in late February, or early March. 

Not only is Wilkeson a student, actor, writer, and director, but to add to , 
his long list, he is also the President of the Phi Rho Pi - the drama club on ' 
campus. His main goal for the club, at this time, is to get more scholarships 
for drama students. 

His long term goals are to write, act in, and produce three individual and 
inter-related one act plays based on "Foreign Affairs," to be seen on 
Broadway, and to eventually have them made into a television or motion 
picture movie. 

"If I wrote a play that was made into a movie, I would want them to stick 
to the script. I would insist on being the screenwriter, and to be involved in 
producing and directing it," said Wilkeson. 

He is one of the actors in the currently running play "Hot L Baltimore" 
at the Duncan Theater, and he is very excited about it. Wilkeson has really 
gotten into his character. He dyed his hair darker, grew it longer, and added 

The play is set in the year 1972 in a hotel which is home to many of the 
world's rejects. Wilkeson plays the hotel's night clerk, Bill. He hopes this play 
starts him on the road to success and fame. 






ROOM 148, 12-5PM. 

dial has been locked on WZZR. 

'ZZR came on the air in 1 99 1 during the Labor 
Day weekend. It was started using the talents of 
former employees of WKGR, now known as the 
Gater, after a bitter dispute that disbanded the 
station. Most notable of the former KGR crew now 
at 'ZZR are the Love Doctors, hosts of an infamous 
lunchtime call-in show. The Love Doctors are 
Rich Dickerson, programming director for 'ZZR, 
and resident scathing wit of the station, and Glen 
Curtis, who acts as somewhat of a moderator 
between Dr. Rich and the callers. 

If you have never listened to the lunch hour 
show, it is basically an anything goes call-in show 
that pulls no punches. The combination of Dr. 
Rich's no nonsense cynicism, Dr. Glen's diplo- 
macy, 'The Hair" Howard's 
frequent outbursts of laughter m the background 
make for some of the funniest and most irreverant 
radio South Florida has ever heard. 

See WZZR page 7 

The Love Doctors, L-R, Rich 
Dickerson and Glen Curtis. 

Photo by Jason 



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November 16, 1992 

November 16, 1992 


A positive outlook on the AIDS epidemic 


When Kurt Zysk was diagnosed 
with full-blown AIDS in May of 1 989 , 
his doctors told him that he had 18 
months to live. He was 26 years old 
at the time, and now, almost three 
and a half years later, Zysk proudly 
says, "Here I am!" 

It takes a strong person to be a 
long-term AIDS survivor. AIDS is a 
battle where only a strong will, and 
a happy outlook on life are the 
weapons. Kurt Zysk posesses the 
weapons. He is a remarkable per- 

"It's really tough when someone 
tells you that you've got 18 months 
to live. It is pretty heavy news to 
take," Zysk said as he reflects back 
to the doctor's prognosis, which 
proved to be wrong. 

Before his contracting AIDS, 
Zysk led a good life. "I was on the top 
oftheworld, and nothing could touch 
me. I had theperfectjob, clothes and 
car. The perfect -life," he said. 

Looking back at his life before 
AIDS, Zysk now realizes that it was 
perfect, but not careful. 

In the early eighties when Zysk 
might have contracted the HIV vi- 
rus, AIDS was not a big issue. Pro- 
tection and prevention were never 
associated with the word "condom." 
People were getting involved in risky 
sexual behavior, and shooting in- 
travenous drugs, not knowing what 
the consequences might be. Zysk is 
one of these people now living with 
the consequences of an invariably 

lethal disease: AIDS. 

After Zysk's AIDS diagnosis in 
1989, came the physical suffering 
and the mental distress. 

On the physical level. Zysk suf- 
fered from weight loss, pneumonia, 
respiratory failure, a deteriorating 
immune system, AIDS-related ar- 
thritis, and psoriasis, which is a 
chronic skin disease. 

Zysk explains that he had to 
undergo knee surgery as a result of 
the AIDS-related arthritis. He de- 
scribes the pain as severe and 
excrutiating especially during the 
cold weather in Chicago where he 
used to live. 

On the mental level Zysk ad- 
mits, "I was very close to giving up. 
I even contemplated ending my own 
life. I went through anger and de- 
pression. I repeatedly asked: "God, 
why me?" 

Zysk's mental dilemma was 
short-lived. He somehow pulled 
through. "Luckily, I found that happy 
person in me. I started motivating 
myself. I promised not to worry about 
what I can't do anymore, but to 
concentrate on what I am still able to 
do," said Zysk. 

After being put on the right drug 
for his arthritis, Zysk gained back 
his strength. He tried to gain weight, 
to exercise on a daily basis, take his 
medication, and hope for the best. 

With Zysk's family's support and 
his inner strength he survived the 
18-months prognosis. He quit his 
job, retired, and moved to the heal- 

ing warmth of south Florida. 

Zysk considers himself lucky. 
He explains how overwhelmed he is 
with the level of acceptance, and the 
outpouring of love and support he 
receives from his family. 

"A year after my diagnosis, my 
sister asked me to be godfather to 
her baby," Zysk recounts, "this 
shows that they understand the dif- 
ference between fear and being edu- 
cated about AIDS." 

Over the last year and a half 
Zysk has been an active volunteer 
for the AIDS cause. He is currently 
on the committee of the People With 
AIDS Coalition (PWAC), and is also 
editor of the coalition's newsletter. 
The coalition works with people that 
have AIDS, and helps to raise funds 
for AIDS research. 

To change society's perception 
of AIDS as a death sentence, Zysk 
gives a minimum of two talks a 
month at local schools, colleges, 
and hospitals concerning education 
and awareness . Zysk reveals, "I am 
a far better person than I used to be 
now that I have AIDS." 

Zysk admits this may sound 
shocking, but he believes however, 
that there is a beauty in his mission 
that most people do not experience. 
Zysk hopes to continue working 
for the AIDS cause, and to enjoy 
every day of his life. "I don't dwell on 
tomorrow or next week because 
whatever happens, happens. I don't 
think I'm going to die from anything 
related to AIDS. " Zysk's positive out- 
look strengthens his weak immune 
system. He is a truly remarkable 


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Thanksgiving is upon us and you know what 
that means: time to get your holiday wardrobe of 
loose-fitting pants and oversized sweaters out to 
accomodate the extra tonage put on from glutton- 
ous overeating. No holiday would be complete 
without testing the limits of human food con- 

Thanksgiving also /, means it's time for the 

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blurred vision. 

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one feed me, because lam unable to lift my arm 
without mechanical assistance. This is assuming 
that the muscle relaxers and pain relievers my 
mom force feeds me haven't put me into a coma 
before dinner is ready. The important thing is that 
I have fun, and my doctor makes oodles of extra 
cash to put toward his Christmas shopping. 

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am going to tell 
you what I am thankful for this year: 

1. No more tracking polls (congrats Bill). 

2. Ren and Stimpy. 

3. Admiral James Stockdale (the debates 
needed some comic relief). 

4. The thought of Dan Quayle on the steps of 
the Capitol holding a sign reading "WILL WORK 

5. Ren and Stimpy. 

6. My dog Socks, who will help finish off the 
leftovers so 1 won't have to eat them every day until 

7. Father Time, because this year I am old 
enough not to be stuck at the dreaded "kiddie 
table," where I would be sitting across from an 
eight year old cousin whose only talent was to 
stick peas in his nose and shoot them at me all 
through dinner. 

8 Alka-Selteer. 

9. Not being forced to eat "the green stuff," a 
non specific food of unknown planetary origin 
that doesn't seem to get eaten by anyone, yet it 
shows up for dinner every year. 

10. Supermodel Cindy Crawford. 

I hope that everyone has a great holiday. I 
have to cut this article short because I have a 
meeting with my stockbroker. I am going to by 
some stock in Nutri-System and Jenny Craig 
weight loss centers. So please feel free to go wild 
and eat what you want this holiday season. I'll see 
you in January. 

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III. Allowing gays and lesbians to serve in the 
uniformed services. This would include students 
enrolled in ROTC courses and the military acad- 

Observers say that Clinton will have to prove 
himself in the first 100 days of his presidency. 
Congress will be eager to get legislation to Clinton 
after 12 years of gridlock. But Clinton will be 
hampered by the budget deficit ceiling of $4 
trillion and a still-weak economy. 

• "He will be hit by limitations of what he can do 
with the economy and the federal budget. He's 
going to have to do something about jobs and 
economic problems," said Jerol Manheim, a po- 
litical scientist at George Washington University 
in Washington, D.C. 'The most important thing 
that will happen is that the -political makeup in 
Washington will change." 

Freeman, at the University of Evansville, said 
voters clearly told Bush that "the last four years 
did not merit another four. The avenging angel 
was out in the country. This was a retrospective 
election in the sense that the American people 
looked back on 12 years and became suspicious 
that the economic game of the Reagan-Bush 
years wouldn't work." 

Denny James with WZZR secretary, Lori, "the Killer Babe." 

Photo by Jason Wilkeson 

Denny James: Cool as ice 

Feature Editor 

At seven o'clock every weeknight on radio station 
WZZR a voice comes over the airwaves that is so cool 
that the room temperature drops a few degrees. It is 
the voice of disc jockey Denny James, and he has 
deservedly earned the title of "South Florida's Leg- 
endary Rocker". 

I came to know James under dubious circum- 
stances. It all began when I called 'ZZR during the 
eight o'clock fights, which matches two rock classics 
against each other. The song that gets the seventh 
vote wins the contest. My problem was that I always 
picked the loser (to this day, I've only picked the 
winner four times after dozens of votes). 

I called James and told him that since I always 
seemed to pick the loser, I would call before the voting 
began to tell him my pick. That way, he could have 
the other song ready to play before it won. 

The conversation went on for a few minutes, and 
I realized that James was just an average guy who 
just happened to be on the radio. He invited me to 
come out to the Dirty Duck, a West Palm Beach rock- 
n-roll club where he makes personal appearances 
every Saturday night. I accepted his invitation. 

The first thing that went through my head when 
I met James for the first time was that he didn't look 
anything like I had pictured him from his voice. He 
apparently was thinking the same thing about me. 

Photo by Jason Wilkeson 
Terrence "The Hair" Howard 

WZZR/continued from page 5 

I recently had the privilege to visit the station, 
located in Port St. Lucie. I was invited to sit in on 
the lunch hour with the Love Doctors. Having 
listened to the show for a long time, I was quite 
nervous. Knowing Dr. Rich's reputation, I was 
debating whether or not I needed to wear any kind 
of protective clothing or get distemper shots. 

1 was pleased to discover that the Love Doc- 
tors were extremely approachable and friendly. 
They are very responsive to their listeners, unlike 
most other radio stations. 'ZZR can credit its 
success to the attitude of its DJ's. They all are on 
the same level as their listeners, with no over- 
blown egos or false fronts. 

'ZZR can also credit its success to its format. 
For any fan of rock music, this is the station that 
has the most diverse playlist around. From clas- 
sic rock, to cutting edge progressive, and metal. 

"People never look like what I expect," he said as 
he shook my hand. After answering over 300 phone 
calls a night, it must be hard for him to picture 
anybody from their voice. 

James came to 'ZZR from WKGRafter the break- 
up occured. He followed the Love Doctors to the new 
station. He said he owes a great deal to Love Doctor 
Rich Dickerson. "Dr. Rich made me what I am today. 
He's one of the smartest people that I've ever known," 
said James. 

The thing that makes the job worthwhile for 
James is the listeners. "We cater to the everyday guy," 
he said. 'We want to reach the garbageman, the 
construction worker, and the 7-11 clerk." 

He accomplishes this by having a simple phi- 
losophy. "We're here for the listener, not the other 
way around. There's no attitudes, and people really 
respond to that." 

As a listener, I can say that James does take care 
of his audience. Every Tuesday night at nine o'clock, 
he plays two hours of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. 
As any fan of rock music knows, it doesn't get any 
better than tins. He also features "Therapeutic 
Thursday," which he plays two hours of two chosen 
bands so you can get the right doseage of rock to 
prepare you for the weekend, 

I encourage everyone to go to the Dirty Duck on 
a Saturday night to meet James. The Duck has great 
live rock-n-roll, and James considers it his second 
home. Shoot agame of pool with him orjust hangout. 
You'll have a great time, and you'll meet a great guy. 

'ZZR does it all, while leaving all of the limp fluff 
to that "other station." 

ZZR also has some of the best interactive 
programming around. I am talking about such 
features as the "Six Pack at Six" with Mike Lee, 
which pits two rock artists or groups against each 
other. Listeners call in and vote for one of them, 
and whoever gets the seventh vote is the winner. 
At 6pm, Lee plays six songs by the winner. If our 
political elections were this simple, this nation 
would be much better off. 

I was meaning to ask Dr. Rich how he fell 
about competing radio stations, but I got my 
answer before asking. It was in an on-air promo 
when 'ZZR's announcer stated, "We won't be 
satisfied until the other guys are oif the air and out 
of business... (sleighbells sound in the back- 
ground) on Chnstmas Eve... with no severance 
checks. We'll even wait 'till the shelters are full! ' 
How could you not love this station? 

The other ZZR DJ's inlclude Christie Banks 
in the morning, Denny James in the evening (see 
related story), and Greg Lake pulling the midnight 
hours with the "Dead Zone." Not only does ZZR 
have the best music to offer, it has the best staff 
of jocks to serve it up. 

It all boils down to this: if you want great rock- 
n-roll mixed with a sense of humor, then ZZR is 
the station you should be listening to. If you are 
still going to insist on sticking with one of those 
other stations, that's o.k. After all, the world 
would be lost without a small amount of pathetic- 
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Video Alert: "Captain 

Entertainment Editor 

The President of The United 
States of America has been kid- 
napped, and drugged by the same 
organization that was responsible 
for the assassinations of JFK and 
Martin Luther King. He is being 
held in a decaying European for- 
tress, which Captain America has 
just penetrated. Cap' and the 
president are attempting to es- 
cape, but they have been pinned 
down by a withering crossfire. 
The Sentinel of Liberty turns his 
winged head to the President and 
says, "I'll go on, sir. You get to 

The President's response? 
"Forget it!! There's no way I'm 
backing out on Captain 

Yep. No doubt about it - you've 
got to love this movie. Its low- 
budget, the dialogue is some- 
where between classic and un- 
deniably atrocious, and the stars 
are, for the most part, unknowns, 
but this movie is a lot of fun. 

If you've read previous edi- 
tions of this column, then you 
realize that I have altered the 
format somewhat. Instead of sim- 
ply warning you away from bad 
video choices, "VIDEO ALERT" 
will take the time every so often 
to shed some light on worthwhile 
video "rentals that you might not 
be aware of. 

That said, I present "Captain 
America" as the first recipient of 
such praise. This is an entertain- 
ing film, a campy adaptation of 
the famous Marvel Comics char- 

The film stars Matt Salinger 

Captain America - and he does 

admiral job in the role. 

nger realizes just how ridicu- 

. this character is - the guy 

ids his days dressed like a 

king american flag, and 

owing a star-spangled shield 

anv villains who would dare to 

challenge the ideals of democ- 
racy - and he uses that ability to 
laugh at the character well 
Salinger had fun making this filrr . 
and it shows. 

Newcomer Scott Paulin por- 
trays Cap's arch-enemy the Red 
Skull with such intensity that 
my skin was crawling whenever 
he was on the screen. This is a 
truly gifted actor, and as a result 
the full impact of the Skull's ca- 
pacity for evil is brought to life. 
Rob Bottin's gleefully grotesque 
makeup effects helped as well. 

The other performers are ad- 
mirable as well - silver screen big 
leaguer Ronny Cox ( Robocop, 
Beverly Hills Cop 1&2) is excel- 
lent as the President, and Ned 
Beatty ( Deliverance ) is enjoy- 
able as a reporter pursuing Cap- 
tain America across the USA. 

While the effects and cinema- 
tography generally indicate a low- 
budget, the film still manages to 
create a mood of silly, goofy fun. 
Watching it, I was reminded of 
the original "Swamp Thing," the 
Wes Craven film adaptation of 
the classic comic book that was 
released almost a decade ago. 
That film had the same effect as 
this one - it's cheaply made, but 
the decent acting and cheerful 
absurdity of a plot that is essen- 
tially there to support a live-ac- 
tion comic book makes it fun to 

You could do much worse 
than to rent "Captain America." 
Aside from being a painless way 
to kill an hour and a half, this 
film also has the distinction of 
being much more enjoyable (in 
comparison) than the last two 
"Superman" films -and they didn't 
have the same type of budgetary 

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about to throw it at you. His 
name is spelled out in silver let- 
tering above his head. By the 
way, the shield effects in this 
movie are pretty good, but the 
costume is a bit on the rubbery 

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out. There's a new television series 
on the Fox Network this (heh-heh) 
season. Says here (snicker, chortle) 
that it's called "Woops!," and it's 
created by a guy named Gary Jacobs. 

I've never heard of him, have . 

Also says that (ho-ho, heh-heh- 
heh) the show is a sitcom about - are 
you ready for this (giggle)? - the only 
six survivors of a nuclear holocaust! ! 
(HAH! WOOOH - snicker, chortle, 

giggle, chuckle, chuckle). That sure 
is prime material for a situation 
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stuff (chortle again)! Just think of 
the hundreds of jokes one can find 
in material like radiation poisoning 
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Need I say more? 

Powerhouse visuals and incredible music 
mark U2 extravaganza 


Entertainment Reporter 

You're huddled amongst 
thousands of sweat-dripping 
people on a humid Miami night, 
your eyes are dazzled by the con- 
stant jargon floating across the 
video screens, your nose smells 
the conglomeration of several 
aromas; some legal, some not. 
Fifty thousand hearts beat as 
one - and the show hasn't even 
started! Yes, U2 is truly a legend 
of rock n' roll. 

Combining a visual bombard- 
ment with incredible music, U2 
conquered Miami's heart in a two 
hour extravaganza; the majority 
of the songs were culled from 
their latest album, "Achtung 
Baby." In faqt, the first six songs 
performed were from their latest 
release with "Zoo Station" kick- 
ing off the "Zoo TV Outside 
Broadcast" tour with a bang. 

U2's lead singer, Bono, ap- 
proached the show as if it were to 
be the last U2 concert ever by 
running around the huge stage 
complex, reaching out to the fans, 
and singing his heart out. Never 
before have I seen a group put so 
much into a concert as The Edge 
(lead guitarist), Adam Clayton 
(bass), and Larry Mullen Jr. 
(drummer), all performed with 
just as much energy as Bono. 

There were quite a few sur- 
prises during U2's set, including 
a bellydancer dancing across the 
stage during "Mysterious Ways", 
an Irish beer song sung by Mullen 
Jr., and a few cover versions of 
songs including "Unchained 
Melody" and "Stand By Me." 
Throughout the entire show, U2 
kept their fans on the edge by 
throwing in a multitude of other 
surprises- some of which were 
not planned. 

A monstrous stage complete 
with radio towers, huge video 
screens, tv monitors, electronic 
message boards and so much 
more, hypnotized the audience. 
Unfortunately, a few thousand 
fans were unable to see the 
screens, especially those who 
were seated near the side of the 

Those fans missed the full 
potential of the entire concert. 
Some of the messages that were 
running across the video screen 
included, "Everything you know 
is wrong, Guilt is next to God, 
and Everybody is a racist." Just 
by watching the video screens it 
sometimes felt as if you were at 
home watching the show instead 
of at Joe Robbie Stadium. 

U2 also had a set of uncon- 
ventional stage decorations as 

cars were scattered around the 
stage area with their headlights 
used as spotlights. Two of these 
cars frequently hovered over the 
crowd's heads with their flash- 
ing signals, and blinding lights 
mesmerizing the audience, while 
the cars were propelled by a hy- 
draulic system. Without even 
knowing it, U2 has probably cre- 
ated a demand for these puny 

A welcome surprise was an 
acoustic set played on a stage 
that was in the center of the field. 
The band played "Angel of 
Harlem," "When Loves Comes to 
Town," Lou Reed's "Satellite of 
Love" and "All I Want Is You," to 
an enthusiastic crowd who en- 
joyed being even closer to the 
band thanks to the stage's posi- 
tion. Unfortunately, "Satellite of 
Love" proved to be the only low 
point of the entire show as it was 
one of the songs least known by 
the fans. 

Following the acoustic set, 
U2 stormed ahead with their ex- 
tremely powerful "Sunday Bloody 
Sunday" and intense "Bullet the 
Blue Sky." Both songs, full of 
political prose, were performed 
superbly with Bono again in fine 

For their encore U2 played a 
brilliant version of "Desire" with 
Bono impersonating a corrupt 
preacher, while burning crosses 
blazed on the video screens be- 
hind them. After the song, Bono 
picked up a telephone and called 
the White House (202-456-1414) 
to speak to President George 
Bush. Unfortunately, Bush was 
unavailable to speak so Bono 
flirted with the operator instead, 
and dedicated the next song to 
her, " With Or Without You." U2 
closed the show with the somber 
"Love is Blindness" . 

The first opening band, Big Dy- 
namite II, performed a short set, 
while the crowd found their way to 
their seats. Fronted by ex-Clash 
singer Mick Jones, the band play^a 
a good set with their song I tie 
Globe" standing out as a high point. 
Public Enemy came next ana 
entertained the crowd with a strong 
show full of their greatest hits, sucn 
as "911 is a Joke," and the contro- 
versial "By the Time I Get to Ari- 
zona". Flavor Fav displayed his un- 
usual sense of humor by dancing 
around in apink uniform, and 1 adorn 
ing a University of Miami football 
helmet. , , , or s 

Meanwhile, Chuck D. blasted 
out his powerful lyrics to a crowo 
that had probably never seen tm& 
group before. The groups music 
preached peace and equality, ai 
an end to racism. More power to 




Music scene's newest release's; listen to this! 

Staff Reporter 


"Dirt," the second full length 
release from Alice In Chains, incor- 
porates both the metallic drive of 
their debut, "Facelift," and the gentle 
acoustics of "Sap, " an EP that merged 
the talents of Soundgardcn's Chris 
Cornell, Ann Wilson of Heart, and 
Mudhoney's Mark Arm. While "Dirt" 
contains such hits as "Would?" (also 
featured on the motion picture 
soundtrack to "Singles"), and prom- 
ising songs like "Damn That River," 
and "Down in a Hole," it lacks con- 
tinuity, and fails to live up to the 
expectations set by its predecessor. 


According to vocalist Shannon 
Hoon, "Blind Melon is a very unique 
sound of swirly , southern psyche- 
delic, give you a flashback kind of 
music. It's got a lot of soul, which is 
hard to find today with a lot of bands 
that are out there. We just play from 
the heart." 

On their self- titled major label 
debut, the band offers a refreshing 
blend of real music with definite 
harmonies and melodies unlike so 

"Ben Stiller" 

a refreshing change 


Anyone who ever enjoyed the 
spooflsh satire of "Saturday Night 
Live," "In Living Color," or "Fridays," a 
new Fox Network show guaranteed to 
raise a chuckle, if not gales of hysteri- 
cal laughter. 

I'm referring to "The Ben Stiller 
Show"; Stiller and his cast of assorted 
lunatics take potshots at every aspect of 
American culture available. 

I'm not exaggerating - this show 
uses its opening credits to parody both 
"Melrose Place" and "90210." Then it 
goes on to make fun of anything the 
writers can get their hands on - from 
teen television programming to drug 
awareness programs. 

The episode I had the pleasure of 

much of today's music. The sheer 
talent exhibited on this album in 
both the song writing, and the mu- 
sicianship is amazing particularly 
on tracks like "No Rain" and 


The anger, and the absolute frus- 
tration of Nine Inch Nails' 1989 de- 
but "Pretty Hate Machine," returns 
with twice the malevolence on the 
long awaited follow up EP "Broken." 

Contained in these four depic- 
tions of vocalist\songwriter Trent 
Reznor's personal voyage through 
Hell (listed as six tracks with the 
inclusion of two instrumental pre- 
ludes), are some of the most tor- 
mented lyrics, and aggressive in- 
dustrial grooves ever to tear through 
your speakers. The release is much 
less commercially exploitable than 
its predecessor, perhaps intention- 
ally so after the overblown popular- 
ity of "Head Like a Hole." 

While the music itself was well 
worth the wait, the abbreviated 
length of the disc was a big disap- 
pointment. With over three years 
possible studio time one might 
have expected a full length record- 

viewing will stick in my mind for 
some time, as it sported several clas- 
sic skits, including a picture-perfect 
spoof of the previously mentioned 
teen shows entitled "Melrose Heights 
- 902102024," and the program's 
most inspired piece, a parody of 
"Rescue 911" entitled "Information 
41 1, "hosted by Adam West. The real 
Adam West mind you. 

The humor is on target, and 
offbeat enough to catch you by sur- 
prise. Also guest appearances by 
stars such as Colin Quinn and Casey 
Kasem add an element of realism. 
But the most charming and praise- 
worthy aspect to this show is that it 
doesn't fall back on crude, locker- 
room humor, concerning sexual ori- 
entation, racial stereotypes, or out- 
right rudeness. "Ben Stiller" is a 
refreshing change. The show airs on 
Sunday nights at 7:30pm just be- 
fore "In Living Color." 

Spotlight Players, Northstage, to do joint 
stage production 

Information courtesy 

Northstage - the North Campus 
Drama Department of Palm Beach 
Community College - will be joining 
forces with Palm Beach Gardens' 
Spotlite Players this fall to present a 
stage production of the Pirandello 
philisophical comedy "It Is So (If You 
Think So)". The play tells the story 
of a man who upsets a town by not 
allowing his wife to see her mother. 
The man and his mother-in-law are 
called before a group of people to 
give their stories as to who the 

woman is . The problem is , no records 
or birth certificates for the wife exist, 
and she is the primary witness. And 
she has some memory problems... 

The play will be directed by Jim 
Allen, an instructor here at central 
campus. It will be performed at the 
Palm Beach Gardens Communtiy 
Center Complex, on November 13, 
14, 20, and 21 (All Fridays and 
Saturdays) at 8 p.m., and on the 
15th and 22cnd - both Sundays - at 
2:30 p.m. 

For further information, contact 
Jim Allen at 798-1947. or Gloria 
Bontempo at 627-0936. 

Peter Gabriel 

Photo by Alan Beukers 

Peter Gabriel - "Us"- not what you'd expect 

Entertainment Reporter 

Have you ever waited years for 
something special only to end up 
being thoroughly disappointed? 
Have you ever expected something, 
and ended up with something to- 
tally different? If so, blame Peter 

It has been six long years since 
Gabriel's previous album, "So," so 
one would expect his latest album to 
be foaming with hit singles. With 
"Us,' he has chosen a different route 
giving us ten songs, of which "Dig- 
ging In The Dirt" is the only possible 

You have to admire Gabriel for 
not bowing to demands, and releas- 
ing a commercial sounding album. 
Instead, he forges ahead by combin- 
ing a multitude of layers of sound 
with dark, heavy lyrics. 

These layers of sound are musi- 
cians Armenia, Turkey, Senegal, 
Moscow, and Egypt. Also, listen for 
guest vocals by Sinead O'Conner 
who appears on "Come Talk To Me," 
and "Blood Of Eden." As for the dark 
lyrics, Gabriel comes across as a 

man in pain, with lines such as "I 
caught sight of my reflection, I caught 
it in the window, I saw the darkness 
in my heart, I saw the signs of my 
undoing, they had been there from 
the start," (That's from "Blood Of 

The highlight of the album is the 
aforementioned "Digging In The 
Dirt," which captures your atten- 
tion in its' very first seconds, and 
doesn't let go until the song is fin- 
ished. The song stands on its' own, 
even without the amazing video. 

Other high points include "Only 
Us," which combines Gabriel's vo- 
cals with Kenyan backing singer 
Ayub Ogada; and "Fourteen Black 
Paintings," with its intense atmo- 
sphere. The remaining songs are all 
worth listening to except "Steam," 
which is an obvious attempt to copy 
"Big Time'. 

Anyone expecting another "So" 
is in for a shock. "Us" is an excellent 
alburn, but it's in a different league 
than "So." This latest album is for 
music lovers who like to hear some- 
thing different. "So" was geared for 
the commercially-minded. If you 
don't like "Us," blame Peter Gabriel! 

It is So ! (If You Think So) 

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Simpson, Susan Glaser, Bonnie 
Ernst, Michael Beecher, Fred 
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Native of Israel joins 
PBGC mens basket- 
ball team. 

Staff Reporter 

There are many people that come 
from overseas to play college bas- 
ketball, and Orif Kuchly did just 
that. Kuchly is a native of Israel, and 
while there he attended Gan Shmuel 
High School. Kuchly, who started 
playing at the age of nine is 6'4 tall 
and weighs 200 pounds. 

His motivation to play basket- 
ball? "All the kids were playing so I 
tried too, everyone played," explained 
Kuchly, who didn't want to be left. 

Unlike the United States where 
there is a basketball team in every 
junior high and high school, in Is- 
rael, there are no school basketball 
teams, just international teams. At 
the age of 16, Kuchly played for 
Israel's International Junior team. 
This was the only organized basket- 
ball that he played. 

One, year later Kuchly started 
playing for a professional basketball 

Experience sets pace 

Staff Reporter 

Autumn is here and the 
weatherMs getting colder, but the 
basketball season is just beginning 
to heat up. Coach Sandra Booker's 
girls basketball team is practicing 
daily ,,!- preparing for another 
compQtetive schedule. Last year's 
team posted an impressive 17-8 
record. . , i 

"We will be as good as effort and 
work ethic allow us to be.",says 
Coach Booker. 

, This year's team has two return- 
ing sophmores and a university 
transfer in its lineup. Janetta Gra- 
ham is expected to set the tempo of 
the game and be a leader in the 
backcourt. Leiah Young will con- 

team called the Galil Elion. The team 
consisted of four or five American 
players, including two former NBA 
players. Kuchly came off the bench 
averaging a little over eight points 
per game. 

While playing for the team 
Kuchly had to serve his term in the 
army, which is mandatory in Israel. 
Every Israeli male at the age of 18 
must serve a term of three years in 
the army. After the three years were 
up then Kuchly could be relieved of 

In the army, Kuchly realized that 
he was a soldier first and a basketball 
player second. He was allowed more 
freedom than most soldiers because 
he was a basketball player. At the age 
of 21, Kuchly decided to come to 
America and attend school to play 
basketball. While Kuchly played in a 
summer league here in Florida, Coach 
Scott Pospical, the PBCC mens bas- 
ketball head coach, saw him and of- 
fered him a schlorship. Kuchly said 
"The playing styles here and in Israel 
are much different. I like it so far here 
because of the warm weather, and am 
just happy to be here in America and 
to be able to play." 

for womens' basketball 


tribute a great deal with her 
agressiveness and strength at the 
forward position. : 

The two returning ' stars and 
Tricia Rivers, a trarisfer with college 
experience, will help to launch a 
freshman dominated squad into ac- 
tion this November. 

"I am a firm believer that the 
harder you work in pfactice, the 
better'the payoffs during game time" ," 
Booker emphasizes. "This is what 
we are trying to instill in our fresh- 
man squad." The 
season begins on November 5th in 
Ocala. There the Panthers will par- 
ticipate in the Central Florida Com- 
munity Colege Tournament. The 
first home game will be on November 
13th against Santa Fe. 

Emphasis is on sophomores this season 

Staff Reporter 

It is almost that time of year for 
the PBCC mens' basketball team 
to hit the court. 

Coach Scott Pospical said, 'The 
key to our success this year is 
going to come from the leadership 
of the sophomores." The sopho- 
more leadership will have to come 
from Durrant Williams, Anthony 
Whitfield and Joe Bilancio. 

With youth comes a lot of mis- 

takes. The young players on the 
team will gain expience with time. 
"Our young players need to 
grow up in a hurry," said Pospical. 
"We also must get instant help 
from our other sophomores, Marcel 
Kon and Charles Davis." 

"It is only natural for young 
players to make mistakes, they are 
new to the program and are very 
eager, and with that you tend to 
make freshman mistakes," con- 
cluded Pospical. 

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PBCC Head Coach Scott Popsichal 

Photo bv Rob Gerald 

PBCC Team Rosters and Schedule 

Guards- 3 Anthony Whitfield, 4 Charles Davis, 1 1 Sean Wise, 12 David 

Archer, 21 Durrant Williams. 

Forwards- 5 Tyshon Fisher, 33 Joe Bilancio, 34 Donzenna Finney, 44 Ofir 


Center- 25 Marcel Kon 


1 1/3 Palm Beach Atlantic, 1 1/6 at Miami Dade North, 1 1/7 at Miami Dade North, 

11/ 10 South Florida, 11/13 at Patrick AFB (exhibition), 11/18 at Manatee, 11/ 

21 Polk, 1 1/26*27 at N.I.T. Tournament. 

12/4 at South Florida, 12/5 at Polk, 12/9 Manatee, 12/11-12 Palm Beach 

Tournament (M/D North, Central Florida), 12/30SalkehatchieeCC (atBroward), 

12/31 John Abbott. 

1 /6 at Miami Dade North, 1 /8-9 Palm Beach Classic (Rhode Island, Patrick AFB), 

1/13 Miami Dade South, 1/16 Indian River, 1/20 at Broward, l/23MiamiDade 

North, 1/30 at Miami Dade South. 

2/3 at Indian River, 2/6 Broward, 2/ 10 at Miami Dade North, 2/15 Miami Dade 

South, 2/17 Indian River, 2/20 at Broward. 

T omens' Schedule and Roster 

1 /5-7 at Central FloridaToumament, 

1/13 Santa Fe, 11/20 at FCCJ, 11/ 

1 atPensacola, 11/25 Valencia 

i 2/4-5at Central FloridaToumament, 

12/12 at Hillsborough, 12/18 at 


1/6 at Miami Dade North, 1/8 at 
Valencia, 1 /9 John Abbott, 1/13 Mi- 
amiDadeSouth, l/16Indian River, 1/ 
20atBroward, l/23MiamiDadeNorth, 
1/30 at Miami Dade South 
2/ 1 atBroward, 2/3 at Indian River, 2/ 
6 Broward, 2/8 Indian River, 2/10 at 
Miami Dade North. 2/ 15 Miami Dade 


Guards- 10 Andrea Arce, 24 Erica Riv- 
ers, 31 Janetta Graham, 
54 Nyree Ready 

Forwards- 32" Celestra Dortch, 50 
Monique Polk 
Centers- 34 Leiah Young, 55 Terry King 

Intramurals Central and South Campuses 



Began: October 13th 

Where: PBCC soccer field (south side of gym) 
Time: Tuesday & Thursday 3: 15-5:30 
Teams: 12 member rosters 

8 needed to play 
Note: Anyone interested please show up; you will placed on a team. 

Faculty /Staff Fitness: On-going Fall/ Winter 

If you need to lose weight, work on toning, or cardiovascular fitness. 
For Information call: Max Faquire 439-8127 
Joanne Rogers 439-8332 

Turkey Trot 

Open to all faculty, staff and students 

Time: Nov. 12th 1:30pm 

For details contact: Joanne Rogers 439-8332 

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Dr. Carolyn Martin's 
mailbox in 
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AT 655-4611. 


The PBCC Foundation is offering an elegant dinner for two, at a yet to be announced 
Palm Beach County restaurant, to the person who submits the winning name for the new 
student housing complex. The Foundation reserves the right to reject all submitted 
entries, if said entries do not meet with PBCC approval. 

Each two story unit will contain a four bedroom fully furnished apartment, including 
washer, dryer, microwave oven, etc.; four students, will each pay $260.00 per month rent, 
plus utilities/The housing complex will provide 160 units. Completion date is August, '93. 

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The Miami Heat kick off their 1992-93 training camp at PBCC central campus in Lake Worth 

Staff Reporter 

The Miami Heat returned to Palm 
Beach Community College for its 
fifth consecutive season. 

The past three seasons the Heat 
have struggled, and were called one 
of the NBA's worst teams. It was not 
until their fourth season that the 
Heat picked up their pace. The Heat 
made it to the NBA playoffs last year 
for the first time in their four year 
history. As they head into their fifth 
season, could it be possible that 
they will make a return appearance 
at the playoffs with another great 

The Miami Heat signed Harold 
Minor, a top draft choice who was 
expected to go earlier than number 
12 in the first round. Minor, who is 
6'5, 210 pounds played his college 
years at the University of Southern 
California. While in college he earned 
the nickname "Baby Jordan," but 
now that Minor is part of the NBA, he 
wants to create his own identity, 
and does not appreciate the "Baby 
Jordan" name tag. 

Minor's electrifying leaps and 
dunks are not quite on the same 
level as Michael Jordan, but are in 
the same class. Minor.a three time 
AU-Pac 10 first team selection, was 
also named an All- American player 
his senior year. He was Pac-10 
Player of the Year for both his junior 
and senior years. He led the Pac- 10 
in scoring as a senior, averaging 
26.3 points and seven rebounds per 
game (rpg). 

Minor ended his career at USC 
shooting 43.8% from the field and 
8 1 .8% from the free throw line. He is 
the all-time leader in points (2048) 
with an overall scoring average of 
23.5, and he is the only Pac-10 
player besides KareemAbdul-Jabbar 
to score over 2000 points in 3 sea- 
sons. Miami Heat fans can look for a 
lot of excitement from this up and 
coming rookie. 

The Heat used two second round 
draft picks to choose Isaiah Morris, 
from Arkansas, and Matt Geiger of 
Georgia Tech. Morris, who was draft 
pick number 37 in the second round , 
was traded to the Detroit Pistons for 
veteran John Salley. To get Salley, 
the Heat also had to give up a future 
first-round draft pick. 

Miami also selected another sec- 
ond round draft choice, Matt Geiger. 
Geiger was draft pick number 42 
overall in the second round. He is 
7*1, and weighs 251 pounds. Geiger 
started his college career at Auburn 
before transfering to Georgia Tech 
for his junior and senior years. As a 
freshman at Auburn, Geiger aver- 
aged 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds. 
His sophomore season he started all 
28 games and averaged 15.9 ppg 
and 6.6 rpg. As a Georgia Tech se- 

Photo by Rob Gerard 
Heat forward John Sally drives to the basket at a practice scrimmage 
to open training camp at PBCC central campus in Lake Worth. 

nior, Geiger led in blocked shots and 
field goal percentage (.611). He was 
an All-NTT player and averaged 11.8 
ppg and 7.3 rpg and was ranked in 
the top ten for his rebounding. The 
Miami Heat have signed a solid shot 
blocker and a superb rebounder. 

Kevin Loughery, the head coach 
of the Miami Heat, brings 30 years of 
basketball experience to the Heat. 
Now entering his second season with 
the club, Loughery led the Heat to a 
franchise record of 38 wins, and the 
first ever playoff spot in his first 
season. At 5 1 , Loughery is the former 
head coach of the American Basket- 
ball Association's New York Nets. In 
two of his three seasons there he led. 
them to the ABA World Champion- 
ship. In addition.he has been the 
head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, 
Chicago Bulls and the Washington 

Billy Cunningham, one of the 
owners of the Heat said, "The team 
is young, but we have improved and 
we have some good talent coming 

Working with Loughery are as- 
sistant coaches Alvin Gentry and 
Bob Staak. Alvin Gentry is very ex- 
cited about this season. Gentry said, 
"I feel real good about the team. I 
think we have better talent and we 
are a year older. With the addition of 
the rookies and our veteran player 
(Salley), the Miami Heat are gaining 
a lot. After the Heat get in sync with 
each other we expect a lot from this 
up and coming Miami Heat team 
this season." 

In training camp were veteran 
guards Steve Smith, Brian Shaw, 

Carlos Funchess, Kevin Edwards 
and Bimbo Coles; they both arrived 
one day late for training camp. 

There are many returning play- 
ers for the Miami Heat, but the crowd 
goes wild when the names Glen Rice 
and Steve Smith are called. Steve 
Smith, one of the returning players, 
plays at the guard position. Stand- 
ing 6*8, and 202 pounds, Smith is 
one the Heat's promising young 
stars. Because of an injury, he only 
played in 61 regular season games 
last year. , 

Leading all rookies with an 4.6 
assist per game average while aver- 
aging 1 2 ppg. , Steve said that "being 
a leader and controlling everything 
on the court is my role this year." 
Look for Steve Smith to become one 
the NBA's top point guards in the 
near future. 

Coming from the Boston Celtics 
in the trade that sent point guard 
Sherman Douglas to New England, 
was guard Brain Shaw. Shaw, who 
stepped in when Steve Smith was 
hurt last season, averaged 7 ppg, 3.5 
assists and a 2.9 rpg. average during 
the regular season. In the playoffs, 
he turned it up another notch con- 
tributing 12.3ppg., 4.3 rpg., and 4 
assists per game. 

Glen Rice, another rising star, is 
one of the focal points of the Miami 
Heat. Coming off a spectular sea- 
son, Rice averaged 22.3 ppg. , which 
was 10 highest in the NBA. He was 
among the top players in the league 
for three-pointers made , three-point- 
ers attempted and for field goal per- 
centage. Rice, who presently plays 
at the small forward position, may 

John Anderson is much more than the women's softball coach! 

Staff Reporter 

He's a big, hulking man, the type oi 
mesmomorph that makes quarterbacks 
wish they were Sunday school teachers. 
It's not surprising that his sideline is 
security at football games and rock con- 
certs. Butwhatis surprising is thathe the 

womens softball coach. 


ing the girl's softball program at PBCC for 
the past sixteen years, and he is in the 
midst of putting together his seventeenth 
season. What keeps him going is seeing 
his former players, and being told how 
much they enjoyed playing on his team. 
Amonghis former players are his attorney 
and his accountant. He recently put to- 
gether one of his former teams and won 
the Bud Light Triple Crown, going 

"Coaching women is always interest- 
ing, buddy. Anew story all the time. Never 
adullmoment. But I've gotten a handle on 

John Anderson, women's softball coach. 

Photo by Rob Gerard 

be moved to shooting guard this 
season. Rice said, "I feel real good 
this year and I am ready for new 
challenges. The roles that I play are 
to do some scoring and give some 
vocal leadership. " After being named 
Most Valuable Player for the team 
last season, everyone can expect a 
lot from this one-of-a-kind star, Glen 

Rounding out the guards are 
Carlos Funchess, Keith Askins, 
Kevin Edwards and Bimbo Coles. 
Keith Askins.who spent last season 
coming in off the bench, is working 
very hard and still improving. Askins 
is off to a great start in this year's 
pre-season play. He is the garbage 
man, picking up and helping out in 
all areas of the game. Askins could 
be one of the go-to men this year. 

In addition, there is Willie Bur- 
ton who appeared in 68 games last 
season averaging 11.2 ppg. and 3.6 
rpg. He was placed on the injury list 
at the end of last season, but he is 
back this season and ready to con- 

Playing at the power forward 
spots are Grant Long and John 
Salley. Grant Long, who has held 
out due to contract problems this 
season, missed training camp. He 
provided leadership among the play- 
ers last season and played in all of 
the regular season games averaging 
14.8 ppg. and 8.4 rpg. Hopefully by 
the start of the regular season this 
year, Long will be signed and ready 
to play. .< 

In the trade that sent/ second 
round draft choice Isaiah Morris to 
Detriot came John "the Spider" Salley 
who brings shot blocking >and re- 
bounding ability. Salley was a re- 
stricted free agent who wanted to be 
traded. Miami offered him a contract 
and here he is. John commented, "I 
liked it here with the warm weather. 
I wanted to be traded here anyway." 
He also said, "that I want to lead by 
example since I am a veteran and to 
provide some leadership." Salley's 
role at Detriot was coming off the 
bench, and he feels as though he 
plays better when doing this. John 
is ready to step in and contribute. 
Everyone can expect a lot from "the 
Spider" this season.< 

Playing at the forward center 
spots are Alec Kessler and George 
Ackles. The big men in the middle 
are Rony Seikaly and Alan Ogg. 
Seikaly played in 79 games last 
season averaging 16.4 ppg. and 
1 1.8 rpg., and was among the top 
of the league in rebounds. Ranked 
as one of the top ten centers in the 
NBA, he is a promising star for the 
Miami Heat. One of the back up 
centers is Alan Ogg. 

The HEAT is on this season- 
so don't forget to catch a piece of 
the flame! 

it now. I know what to expect for the most 
part," he laughed. 

When he's not coaching the 
women he's keeping things in line as 
a professional security agent. Right 
now the coach is working for the 
Miami Dolphins and the Miami Heat. 
His resume is as diverse as his ca- 
reers; the Monsters of Rock tour, the 
Jackson Victory Tour, Bruce 
Springsteen, Garth Brooks, andReba 
McEntire. The list goes on. The only 
shows he loathes getting involved 
with are the metal concerts. "Too 
loud!" he said. 

I asked about the softball team 
this season. Anderson refused to 
make any predictions before grades 
come out, but said that from what 
he's seen so far it looks very encour- 
aging. In one of their recent outings 
the team won a practice game fifteen 
to one. Their regular season begins 
in the winter term. 



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